Mar 20, 2007

The Quote Shelf

Medieval text with Latin script A frequent feature on this site; feel free to comment on the quote or to supply a competing quote.

Animals have these advantages over man: they never hear the clock strike, they die without any idea of death, they have no theologians to instruct them, their last moments are not disturbed by unwelcome and unpleasant ceremonies, their funerals cost them nothing, and no one starts lawsuits over their wills.


Hooda Thunkit said...


"...and no one starts lawsuits over their wills."

That was totally unexpected.

On second thought though, it may be the most important.

microdot said...

You would be surprised at how many properties sit vacant and slowly decay in the idyllic French country side because of problems between family members and the heritage. They'd rather let the barn slowly rot rather than settle a feud.
As for burial ceremonies, my wife has agreed to encase my ashes in a plaster lawn dwarf which will allow me to annoy generations to come!