Headstone Sayings

Headstone Sayings

Here are examples of headstone sayings and quotes to describe the sad demise of your loved ones.
Penlighten Staff
Last Updated: Aug 8, 2018
After a person has been laid down in the grave, a final closure is done to identify his/her grave with an inscription. A tombstone or a grave marker is placed near the grave with an inscription on it. The tombstone epitaph expresses his character and his achievements. The inscription also conveys people's feelings and is a medium to revere him.
Some families wish to choose biblical quotes symbolizing peace and spirituality while others prefer quotes of famous personalities considering their course of life synonymous with them.
It is quite likely to come across funny headstone sayings, which most probably reflect that the person no longer alive was jolly and humorous. In memory of his jocular and lively nature, the inscriptions also have happy wordings in them.
For Females
Memorial inscriptions for mom, wife, daughter, sister or grandmother are mostly sentimental as they are the most valued persons in everybody's life. You have memories associated with them and you can express your emotions in the headstone inscriptions. Here are some examples.
She wrapped all colors of life,
gave it to us as a Gift
let her soul rest in peace
We shall miss you!
Sleep on sweet wife
your soul lies, but for me
you still breathe,
with endless Love,
you will be forever mine!
For Males
Demise of father, son, husband, brother or grandfather brings about a surge of emotion along with. You can script their tombstone with words of generosity, devotion and bring their achievements to the light. Have a look at the tombstone sayings relevant for them.
He was an emblem for love
his heart as vast and ocean
with full of care and concern
We shall miss you Daddy
He was beside me
in every thick and thin
His departure is more than
a vacuum
I still breathe for you - Dear Husband.
Famous Headstone Quotes
We have presented you headstone quotes of famous personalities which are often seen inscribed on gravestones. These quotes are inspirational and are capable of pacifying a grieving heart.
Good frend for Jesus sake forbeare to
dig the dust encloased heare.
Blest be ye man yt spares these stones and
crust be he yet moves my bones
~ William Shakespeare
While we are mourning the loss of our friend,
others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil
~ John Taylor

With what a deep devotedness of woe
I wept thy absence - o'er and o'er again
Thinking of thee, still thee, till thought grew pain,
And memory, like a drop that, night and day,
Falls cold and ceaseless, wore my heart away!
~ Thomas Moore
And with the morn those angel faces smile
Which I have loved long since and lost awhile
~ John Henry Newman

If we have been pleased with life,
we should not be displeased with death,
since it comes from the hand of the same master
~ Michelangelo
Let the dead have the immortality of fame,
but the living the immortality of love
~ Rabindranath Tagore

Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you,
they're supposed to help you discover who you are
~ Bernice Johnson Reagon
I am ready to meet my Maker.
Whether my Maker is prepared,
for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter
~ Winston Churchill

God's finger touched him, and he slept ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
There is but one freedom,
To put oneself right with death.
After that everything is possible.
I cannot force you to believe in God.
Believing in God amounts to coming to terms with death.
When you have accepted death, the problem of God will be solved--and not the reverse
~ Albert Camus
Funny Sayings
Apart from conveying humor, funny lines can also be paradoxical. Have a look at some humorous sayings for headstones.
It was a Cough
That carried him Off
It was a Coffin
They Carried him Off

Alien tears will fill for him; Pity's long-broken ern.
For his mourners will be outcast men,
And outcasts always mourn ~
Oscar Wilde's Tombstone
I was well, I wished to be better; here I am

Here lies the body
of Sundae John
Stepped on the gas
Instead of the brake

Here lies
Cathy Stela
Age 105
The good die young
Here lies the body of our Mama
Brought to death by a banana
It wasn't the fruit that laid her low
the skin that made her go
With an appropriate headstone quote, you can pay tribute to your loved ones. And the inscriptions shall let you re-live the memories and keep you sentimentally attached to the person resting in peace.