„Let no one pay me honor with tears, nor celebrate my funeral rites with weeping. Why? I fly, living, through the mouths of men.“

As quoted by Cicero in Tusculanae Disputationes, Book I, chapter XV, section 34
Original: (la) Nemo me lacrumis decoret neque funera fletu
faxit. Cur? volito vivos per ora virum.


Nemo me lacrumis decoret neque funera fletu faxit. Cur? volito vivos per ora virum.

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„Come! let the burial rite be read — the funeral song be sung!“

—  Edgar Allan Poe, Lenore

An anthem for the queenliest dead that ever died so young —
A dirge for her the doubly dead in that she died so young.
"Lenore", st. 1 (1831).

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„Funeral March for the Last Rites of a Deaf Man.“

—  Alphonse Allais French writer and humourist 1854 - 1905

Marche Funèbre composée pour les Funérailles d'un grand homme sourd.
A piece consisting of 24 empty bars. See the score in this essay by Larry J Solomon on John Cage http://solomonsmusic.net/4min33se.htm.

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„Weep for life, with its toil and care,
Its crime to shun, and its sorrow to bear;
Let tears and the sign of tears be shed
Over the living, not over the dead!“

—  Letitia Elizabeth Landon English poet and novelist 1802 - 1838

(21st August 1830) The Legacy of the Roses
The London Literary Gazette, 1830

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„Of drying my tears, even while I weep,“

—  Paulo Coelho, buch Aleph

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„Funeral pomp is more for the vanity of the living than for the honor of the dead.“

—  François de La Rochefoucauld French author of maxims and memoirs 1613 - 1680

"Pensées Tirées des Premières Éditions," Réflexions: Ou, Sentences Et Maximes Morales de La Rochefoucauld (1822)
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„Absolutely, but let me qualify that— I consider myself an authentic feminist. Not as defined by the modern movement. And, let me clarify that a little bit more. I was an English major, so break it down: -ist means one who celebrates. As a feminist, I celebrate my femininity.“

—  Christine O'Donnell American Tea Party politician and former Republican Party candidate 1969

interview at Americans for Prosperity's RightOnline Conference, July 2010
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„Jewish history is full of suffering and terrible sorrow. But it is also full of immeasurable joy. We honor the suffering through remembrance. We honor the joy through celebration.“

—  Megan Marie Hart American opera singer 1983

From "Persönliche Notiz", in the recital program for the opening event of festival year "100 days, 1700 years – Jewish life in Darmstadt". https://www.darmstadt-tourismus.de/en/visit/events/events/artikel/detail/juedisches-leben-in-darmstadt-festjahr-100-tage-1700-jahre.html Liedgut – Famous Musicians of Jewish Origin (2021), p. 2 http://web.archive.org/web/20210902070031/https://staatstheater-darmstadt.s3.eu-central-1.amazonaws.com/produktion/programmbuch/994?response-content-disposition=inline%3B%20filename%3D%22210831_PH_Liedgut_web.pdf%22&response-cache-control=public&X-Amz-Content-Sha256=UNSIGNED-PAYLOAD&X-Amz-Algorithm=AWS4-HMAC-SHA256&X-Amz-Credential=AKIAUCI3T77LT4YWGJ7O%2F20210902%2Feu-central-1%2Fs3%2Faws4_request&X-Amz-Date=20210902T070031Z&X-Amz-SignedHeaders=host&X-Amz-Expires=600&X-Amz-Signature=d36591acd16fc78b29808a50bfaf03d75dc5d97aaab1945548d8ad24040d4a9d.
Original: (de) Jüdische Geschichte ist voll von Leiden und schrecklichem Kummer. Aber sie ist auch voll von unermesslicher Freude. Wir ehren das Leiden durch Erinnern. Wir ehren die Freude durch Feiern.

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—  Rick Riordan, buch Percy Jackson – Der Fluch des Titanen

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„But you knew them to be evil men—”
“Was I to join them therefore? To let their acts rule my own? I will not make their choices for them, nor will I let them make mine for me!“

—  Ursula K. Le Guin American writer 1929 - 2018

Quelle: Earthsea Books, The Farthest Shore (1972), Chapter 4, "Magelight" (Arren and Ged)

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„Flow my tears, fall from your springs,
Exil'd for ever: let me mourn
Where night's black bird her sad infamy sings,
There let me live forlorn.“

—  John Dowland English Renaissance composer, lutenist, and singer 1563 - 1626

"Flow my tears", line 1, The Second Book of Songs (1600).

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