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Just under the surface I shall be, all together at first, then separate and drift, through all the earth and perhaps in the end through a cliff into the sea, something of me. A ton of worms in an acre, that is a wonderful thought, a ton of worms, I believe it.

Author: Samuel Beckett (1906-1989)

Profession: Irish Dramatist, Novelist

We therefore commit his body to the ground; earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust; in sure and certain hope of the Resurrection.

Author: Book Of Common Prayer

Profession: Liturgy of the Anglican Church

Corpses are more fit to be thrown out than is dung.

Author: Heraclitus

Profession: Greek Philosopher

All places are alike, and every earth is fit for burial.

Author: Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593)

Profession: British Dramatist, Poet

I could never bear to be buried with people to whom I had not been introduced.

Author: Norman Parkinson


The beautiful uncut hair of graves.

Author: Walt Whitman (1819-1892)

Profession: American Poet

The dreariest spot in all the land to Death they set apart; with scanty grace from Nature's hand, and none from that of Art.

Author: John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892)

Profession: American Poet, Reformer, Author