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  1. In the semi-wild cemetery on Vasilyevsky Island:

    “In the twinkle of the stars of other worlds

    See you again.”

    I don't know why, but this inscription made a deep impression.

  2. I love epitaphs. Here are some of the most catchy ones:

    But what's in the grave-are you? Separations, sadness marked your difficult path. Now they're gone. Crosses keep only ashes. You are eternal. �

    Who came – thank you. Those who didn't show up-thank you too.�

    They repeat their lips as if in delirium – I won't come again. Bullfinches will not fly away and you will not catch them. You know…”�

    The beautiful sea was cruel to you.�

    While we were dissatisfied with life, it ended…

    Passerby! I walked briskly between the coffins, reading the inscriptions around me as you read mine now… Do you take that hint?”�

    Scratch on my tombstone even with a nail, but only from the heart-fool you were loved by me, and at least occasionally come to me (forgive me)�

    Live ones. Please remember us. Remember.�

    And if a man dies, his first snow dies with him, and his first kiss, and his first fight-all this he takes with him.�

    The inscription on the tombstone of Ian Curtis (Joy Division): “Love will tear us apart”. �

    Oh, the list goes on forever…

  3. I don't often go to cemeteries – I don't like them, and epitaphs have never, accordingly, attracted me. But there is one that I, unfortunately (and maybe fortunately), have never seen in person, but I remember it forever. The caption reads briefly and succinctly: “It could have been worse!”

  4. At the Okhten cemetery there was a monument erected after the cholera of the 30s of the XIX century with the following epitaph::

    I said it right: don't eat berries, Ilya,
    You didn't listen to me – you ate all the berries,
    So you died, Ilya.
    I spoke correctly.

  5. That's all!

    Myself�such order, and�spied�on�abandoned cemetery, Danihelka�already�but�of�head�no go -�quite�such a well – big�stove,�dilapidated,�true,�name�not�preserved,�inscription �this�in the middle�lonely and�two�date�below,�without�any�decorations,�last -�my�year�birth.�Somehow”fell”on” the soul…

  6. You, gentlemen, need great upheavals; we need a great Russia.

    Carved on the grave of Pyotr Arkadyevich Stolypin. Originally it was: “They need great upheavals, we need a great Russia!”

  7. St. Nevsky Lavra Necropolis, St. Petersburg, epitaph:

    Passerby, you're coming,

    But you'll lie down like me

    Sit down and rest

    On the stone I have

    Pluck the bylinochka

    And remember your fate

    I'm at home,

    You are a guest

    Think about yourself.

    (Grave of the Pukolovs ' father and son, at the cemetery entrance on the right)

  8. As a keepsake, just these:

    Six years after Mozart's death, his widow Constanza met and subsequently married the Danish diplomat Georg Nikolaus von Nissen. In 1823, Nissen began to compile a detailed biography of Mozart and processed a large number of materials and letters of the composer, but three years later he died before finishing the work. On his tombstone there is a line: “Husband of Mozart's widow”.

  9. Akunin, in his book Cemetery Stories, mentions an epitaph on one of the tombstones of Highgate Cemetery in London, which, after reading it, has firmly established itself in my memory:

    I wasn't, and then I became

    I live, work, and love

    Loved, worked. I stopped.

    I don't regret it at all.

  10. The inscription on the tombstone of the philosopher Grigory Skovoroda is deeply ingrained in my memory:”The world caught me, but it didn't catch me.”

    Please provide a detailed answer to make it interesting to read. The answer must not be less than 140 characters long.

  11. On the grave of Jack Lemmon (actor) is written ” Jack Lemmon In “(without translation, humor is clear). Phrases like “I told you I was sick” “Well, this sucks”. The soldier's grave (probably) reads”Didn't kill anyone who didn't deserve it.” Tombstone in the spirit of the Ouija board. “Jesus called Kim and she answered.” “I just closed my eyes from exhaustion.” “Don't be so stupid” and “Leave me alone now.”

  12. Each time, the inscription on Griboyedov's grave in Mtatsminda, written by his wife Nina Chavchavadze, penetrates to the depths of the soul:

    “Your mind and deeds are immortal in the memory of Russians, but why did my love survive you? “

  13. I remembered not an epitaph, but a pie rhyme on this topic:

    you will moderate your ardor somewhat

    don't waste your life on fuss

    so that the epitaph fits

    to the stove

    Very insightful, I think.

  14. It was a scuba dive.Summer, July, Crimea and Cape Tarkhankut.I tried myself as a driver for the first time,when I got out on the beach and walked along the rocky shore,which resembled a frozen,petrified substance,I saw a sign.The engraving was located on the stone and read: “He loved the sea more than life.”

  15. The epitaph on the grave of A.V. Suvorov chills me to the bone.�

    Once the commander had the opportunity to read a magnificent praise on the grave of an Austrian field marshal. Unimpressed, he bequeathed that he himself be buried under the laconic inscription: “Here lies Suvorov.” Although not immediately after his death, this will was fulfilled. And I personally think that these three words have more power and poetry than any rhymed epitaph with a claim to profundity.

    Except, perhaps, the auto-epitaph of the great Irish poet W. B. Yeats (from the poem “In the Shadow of Ben-Balben” translated by G. Kruzhkov):

    Under Mount Ben-
    Balben, Yates lies in his native land.
    Near the church — a row of graves,
    My great-grandfather was a priest here.
    The place is lonely, empty,
    There is no marble, no bust,
    Only stone-limestone
    Yes a covenant stating so:

    Coolly take a look
    For life and death.
    Rider, ride!

  16. In the city cemetery there is a grave with a quote from the famous song: “The earth is empty without you…”�

    It seems to be nothing special and a rather worn-out phrase, but it makes me shiver every time I think about what kind of human tragedy these 4 words hide.

  17. And I was hooked by a single inscription: “Loved ones don't die, they just stop being around.” This seemingly simple phrase helped me let go of my father, a man who was very dear to me. I saw it on one of the other gravestones when I visited him at the cemetery. I think I would also like to have this inscription on my tombstone.

  18. The famous monument to the mother of Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky, which recently, thanks to RGALI, was returned to the recently found grave of his mother. The words on it are a real work of art. Interconnected quotes are displayed on four sides, like the sign of the cross.

    On the front side of the monument were the words::

    A body is buried under this rock
    Nadvornoy SovтTnitsy
    Maria Feodorovna
    Dostoevskaya, who died on February
    27, 1837,
    in the 37th Year
    of her birth.”

    On the reverse side are inscribed the dying words of Jesus Christ: “And thou shalt cry with the great voice of Jesus, saying, Father, into thy hands I commit my Spirit” (Luke 23: 46).

    “My God!
    I commit
    my spirit to your hands.”

    They have long been a formula for man's standing before God. On the right side of the monument, another Gospel quote is stamped — the words of the robber addressed to Jesus Christ, who was crucified with him: “And he said to Jesus: Remember me, Lord, when you come into your kingdom” (Lk. 23: 42).

    “Remember me,
    егда пріидеши,
    во царствіи

    These words are also the prayer of the parishioners at the Divine Liturgy, and the brothers quote not the Church Slavonic text, but its liturgical catechumens.
    The composition reproducing the sequence of the sign of the cross is completed by the text on the left side.:

    To my dear, unforgettable friend,
    my wife
    , my mother of care.
    Rest, dear
    dust, until the joyful morning!”

    The brothers created the idea and concept of the monument, compiled the text of the first and fourth inscriptions, chose gospel verses and the epitaph of N. M. Karamzin. They compiled the text of the Monument, created the Monument as a text. It's their act of creativity. The Monument expresses not only love for the mother and Christian experience of her death, hope for salvation and future resurrection. The words spoken on their own behalf and chosen from the Gospel and Karamzin contain a different meaning. They express the meaning of being and the idea of creativity.

  19. Vvedenskoe cemetery.

    Tens of hundreds of interesting tombstones from the end of the century before last, many ingenious marble crypts of the deceased, former top officials of Europe and neighboring countries. One of the most beautiful cemeteries in Moscow, I recommend you to visit.


    “Stop, passerby.

    Visit my ashes.

    I'm already at home,

    And you're still visiting. “


  20. Once I was horrified not by the tombstone, but by its location �

    We have a cemetery in the city center�

    The last burial there was approximately 1950-1970�

    It is not far from the main road, but there is a small private sector

    Well, that's it

    One of the tombstones looks directly out of the window of the house�

    Very creepy�

    And next to the father and son buried together-drowned

  21. “I don't hope for anything. I'm not afraid of anything. I'm free.”

    From the tombstone of the Greek writer Nikos Kazantzakis. It stung and stuck in my memory, probably because I want to be a person who would fit such words.

  22. On the tombstone of Arthur Conan Doyle, at the request of his wife, the knight's motto is engraved: “Steel True, Blade Straight”(“True as steel, straight as a blade”)

  23. “До сладостнаго свиданiя”

    Fascinating. In this inscription for me and pain, and anticipation, and humility, and faith, and love.

    The answer must not be less than 140 characters long.


  24. In the city where my grandmother lives, two young boys were killed in an accident. They have such a beautiful grave… The caption reads:

    “Don't look passersby,

    Don't touch our ashes.�

    We're already home,

    And you're still visiting.”

  25. “Where I'm going is spring.” This line is written on the tombstone of Alexander Petrunin, the author of Dolphin songs, this line is from the well-known song “Spring” all over the country.

  26. “I'll always be with you, even if I'm not around.”


    В оригинале: “Even if we're apart, I'll always be with you”.


  27. Attached to the coffin of black box inventor David Warren is an orange plaque that reads: “Inventor of the flight recorder. Do Not open! ” (“Flight Recorder Inventor; Do Not Open”)

  28. About 10 years ago, my grandmother buried her mother, and her father died before I was born. So on their common tombstone it is written: “Hush the trees ,don't make any noise with the leaves, your parents are asleep, you don't wake them up.” Maybe it's corny, “I don't know,” but I remember it.

  29. Gaudeamus igitur, iuvenes dum quod (лат.) Translated as ” So let us rejoice while we are young.”

    I read about this epitaph in a book a long time ago, when I was a teenager. And for some reason it still stuck in my head.

  30. I'll die. And they will be carved in stone,
    Wearing a wreath of stunted white roses:
    “He saw the truth in the glass.
    And the truth's name was Cirrhosis.”

    It's a pity that this is actually a joke, and not an epitaph. If the epitaphs were extracts from hospital lists with diagnoses, maybe the world would drink less? And ate?

    Fat, smoked, fried, pickled, flour…

  31. Found in a cemetery in Riga.�

    It is difficult to say what exactly attracted you: a high pathetic syllable, spelling features, or evidence of a strong friendship. It must be all together.

  32. Epicureans often chose for their tombstones: “I was not, I was, I am not, I don't care.”

    I was not – before I was born, I was-I lived, I am not-I died.

    140 characters

  33. I read it from Valentin Kataev… at the Jewish cemetery near Odessa, the epitaph ” Here rests (Jewish surname first name and patronymic)- correct card player”

  34. “Lieutenant Nikolai Fadeev is buried here. 1920 – 1944. Sleep well, my dear son, you gave your life honestly for the Motherland. No one anywhere has ever loved anyone as much as I loved you. In my heart, you will never die. Goodbye, my priceless treasure, my gold, my joy. Wait for me.” Your dad

  35. There was such an athlete, the boxer Arturo Gatti. He was considered quite talented, but not a boxing genius at all. But people adored it, because it gave an amazing (naturally for amateurs) spectacle. His steadfastness is almost legendary, and on his grave is written ” Don't count, I won't get up,I won't win an unequal fight,life knows how to knock out,showering glory and rumor.

  36. Don't count on me getting up again.

    I also heard someone say something like “140 characters on the stove must be filled, otherwise the epitaph will be too small”

  37. It's probably the best tombstone inscription I've ever seen. Under this boulder (rather, somewhere nearby) rests Schnittke. And on it — deafening (forte fortissimo) and eternal (fermata) silence (pause)

  38. Probably familiar to everyone, but I liked it. (Many times met on the Internet) Very suitable, as for me:

    Who are you now
    I was here yesterday
    Who am I today
    You'll be here tomorrow

  39. At the Baykov cemetery in Kiev, there are several identical epitaphs, which means that the inscription is still not original, but I still liked the verse:

    “Passerby! You're going, but you're going to lie down like I do;

    Sit down and rest on my rock,

    Pluck the bylinochka and remember your fate;

    I'm at home, you're away; think of yourself.”

  40. The sad story is that you should not put too much pressure on your studies, you need to relax, carouse, and hussar, especially when you are 16, and you are a junker.

    “Here is the curb of the Artillery Junker School of the Shoulder belt-Junker Count Vasily Vasilyevich Orlov-Denisov. His life was ended by excessive application to science and excellent zeal for the service. His good morals and gifts made him a great servant to the Sovereign and a useful son to the Fatherland “” Born on March 3, 1810. He died on 18 January 1827.”

  41. I like it:

    “You passed away instantly, but the pain remained forever.”

    It seems to be simple, and you can often find this in a cemetery, but there is something beautiful and very tragic in this phrase.

  42. I think that when they write poems on tombstones , they always touch..because the place is like this..

    I once saw an inscription on a monument under a picture of a little boy_these words almost made me cry..and now a lump in my throat gets stuck

    My parents wrote there: “You are our joy and our pain…

  43. Fortunately or unfortunately, I haven't been to cemeteries since I was 6 years old.

    Specifically, then I was impressed by the large number of young people among the “deceased”, it became clearly uncomfortable. After all, at that time I thought that only the old ones die.

    Well, the tombstone with a cheerful dude on a bicycle is etched into my memory, I even suspect how he ended up there.

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