Cemetery Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old cemetery quotes, cemetery sayings, and cemetery proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Everyone, deep down within, carries a small cemetery of those he has loved.

Romain Rolland

The cemetery is full of indispensable people.     

Winston Churchill

The cemetery is an open space among the ruins, covered in winter with violets and daisies. It might make one in love with death, to think that one should be buried in so sweet a place.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Cemeteries are full of unfulfilled dreams, countless echoes of 'could, have' and 'should have'. Countless books unwritten, countless songs unsung. I want to live my life in such a way that when my body is laid to rest, it will be a well needed rest from a life well lived, a song well sung, a book well written, opportunities well explored, and a love well expressed.     

Steve Marabol

The cemetery is full of people who thought they could change themselves tomorrow.

Boonaa Mohammed

A cemetery saddens us because it is the only place of the world in which we do not meet our dead again.

Francois Mauriac

The only place where you can find equality is in the cemetery.

Evan Esar

Our cemeteries are full of people who prayed to live.     

Annie Laurie Gaylor

The cemetery of the victims of human cruelty in our century is extended to include yet another vast cemetery, that of the unborn.

Pope John Paul II