Best Tombstone Quotes of All Time

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Tombstone is an American Western film. The directed by George P. Cosmatos, written by Kevin Jarre and starring Kurt Russell and Val Kilmer, with Sam Elliott, Bill Paxton, Powers Boothe, Michael Biehn, and Dana Delany in supporting roles.

The film creates based on a story of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral between lawmen and members of a loosely organized group of outlaws called the Cowboys 26, 1881, in Tombstone, Arizona Territory.

Tombstone was released by Hollywood Pictures in theatrical wide release in the United States on December 25, 1993. The film was a financial success, and for the Western genre, it ranks number 16 in the list of highest-grossing films since 1979. The Making of Tombstone, a book about the film, was published in 2018.


“A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.” –Charles Spurgeon

“I never understood why when you died, you didn’t just vanish, everything could just keep going on the way it was only you just wouldn’t be there. I always thought I’d like my own tombstone to be blank. No epitaph, and no name. Well, actually, I’d like it to say ‘figment.’

Andy Warhol

“I always thought I’d like my own tombstone to be blank. No epitaph, and no name. Well, actually, I’d like it to say ‘figment.” –Andy Warhol

“The chances that your tombstone will read ‘Killed by Asteroid’ are about the same as they’d be for ‘Killed in Airplane Crash.” –Neil deGrasse Tyson

“I used to have nightmares that they would put ‘He played Ted’ on my tombstone.” –Keanu Reeves

“On my tombstone, I want written: ‘He never did ‘Love Boat!” –Orson Welles

“I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma.” –Eartha Kitt

“I did not want my tombstone to read, ‘She kept a really clean house.’ I think I’d like them to remember me by saying, ‘She opened government to everyone.” –Ann Richards

“I have my tombstone already. A tombstone company in the East gave it to me when I jumped Snake Canyon. My plot is in Montana.” –Evel Knievel

“That’s the one for my tombstone… Here lies David Byrne. Why the big suit?” –David Byrne

“Some people hate funerals. I find them comforting. They hit the pause button on life and remind us that it has an end. Every eulogy reminds me to deepen my dash, that place on the tombstone between our birth and our death.” –Regina Brett

“Live so that when the final summons comes you will leave something more behind you than an epitaph on a tombstone or an obituary in a newspaper.” –Billy Sunday

“Having ‘Oscar winner’ on your tombstone is a great thing.” –George Clooney

“I hope that on my tombstone it says ‘Born 1933, died 2043.’ I hope that’s my legacy.” –Quincy Jones

“I’m not patient – and I’m getting more impatient as I get older – but I am disciplined about writing, and I want that on my tombstone: ‘He wasn’t patient, but he was disciplined.” –Douglas Coupland

“If the Confederacy fails, there should be written on its tombstone: Died of a Theory.” –Jefferson Davis

“On my tombstone it will say: ‘I tried everything – nothing was easy.” –Rita Rudner

“I know what I’m having ’em put on my tombstone: ‘I have nothing more to say.” –Ted Turner

“I did once answer the question ‘What would you say on your tombstone?’ I know what I would say: ‘Mario Cuomo, 1932 – dash,’ and, ‘He tried.’ That’s it.” –Mario Cuomo

“Fame – a few words upon a tombstone, and the truth of those not to be depended on.” –Christian Nestell Bovee

“I’ve had such a satisfying life professionally and personally. I hope my tombstone says, ‘Never boring.” –Alan Dershowitz

“It will be written on my tombstone in very large letters, ‘Here lies Hikaru Sulu,’ and in very tiny letters, ‘aka George Takei.’ I don’t protest the inevitable.” –George Takei

“You only live once. You don’t want your tombstone to read: ‘Played it Safe.” –Rosario Dawson

“On my tombstone just write, ‘The sorest loser that ever lived.” –Earl Weaver

“I used to want the words ‘She tried’ on my tombstone. Now I want ‘She did it.” –Katherine Dunham

“Fire Yourself. Outsource some of your life. Because you know what won’t be cute on a tombstone? ‘Her grind was impeccable, and she did it all by herself.” –Luvvie Ajayi

“I don’t understand why somebody would wanna scratch their name in somebody’s tombstone or anything. But fans are rabid, man; they do unheard-of things.” –Vinnie Paul

“If I have a tombstone when it’s all over, it will say, ‘He tried to connect.” –Mandy Patinkin

“On my left forearm, I’ve got a gothic cross with a tombstone in the center with the initials ‘E’ and ‘G’ for my friend, the late Eddie Guerrero.” –Rey Mysterio

 “I’ve always felt that, when I looked at my tombstone, it shouldn’t say, ‘Mehmet Oz banged out 10,000 open-heart operations.’ I’ve probably done 5,000. Am I any better at it than 10,000? He shook his head. It’s just a different number on the tombstone.” –Mehmet Oz

“It’s not a bad thing fighting for equality and helping the poor. It’s not a bad thing to have on your professional tombstone: ‘He believed in equality and he helped the poor.” –Joe Jamail

“That will be on my tombstone: He lived five minutes away from Flying Lotus.” –Thunder cat

“If being the lightning rod that started the Tea Party is what’s written on my tombstone, I’ll be very happy.” –Rick Santelli

“I don’t want my tombstone to say actress. I want it to say human being.” –Laurie Holden

“I don’t want a tombstone. You could carve on it ‘She never actually wanted a tombstone.” –Ali Smith

“I cannot feel my legs from the waist down any longer. But who cares? I look good and that’s all that matters. And when I die of hypothermia for wearing formal shorts in winter, tell them to put that on my tombstone.” –Eliza Coupe

“When my mother passed away, we knew what she wanted on her tombstone, so I asked my father, so there wouldn’t be any argument among us children, ‘Daddy, what do you want on your tombstone?’ He thought about that. He said, ‘preacher.’ So that’s what’s going to be on his tombstone. Preacher.” –Franklin Graham

“I was never a western guy, but I happened upon ‘Tombstone’ one day on TV and was really sort of taken with it. It’s one of those movies that, if it’s on TV, I can’t turn it off. I just have to watch the whole thing.” –Nick Kroll

“My closest friend, who died not long ago, is buried near Marx’s grave in High gate cemetery, so I see the gaggle of admirers laying roses at the foot of his tombstone regularly. I have never been tempted to leave flowers there myself. Great theories, shame about the practice. Marx did many things. But inventing class was not one of them.” –Alastair Campbell

“When I go, if there’s a tombstone it will say, she doesn’t give in. She doesn’t give up. And she never takes no for an answer.” –Doris Roberts

“On my tombstone it will say, ‘At last, a day off.” –Bradley Walsh

“Your next SMS will probably be around longer, and remain more legible, than your tombstone. For, unlike your tombstone or even your mortal coil, your texts may be worth something.” –Douglas Rushkoff

“Write ‘judge of beautiful women’ on my tombstone. I’d be quite happy.” –Nigel Barker

“I was briefly in the original version of ‘Tombstone,’ but I didn’t make the final cut because that movie went through a couple of different permutations.” –Joshua Jackson

“The one thing I would hope would go on my tombstone is, ‘I made my parents proud.” –Roger Goodell

“The Doc Holliday of legend is a gambler and gunman who appears out of nowhere in 1881, arriving in Tombstone with a bad reputation and a hooker named Big Nose Kate.” –Mary Doria Russell

“When I am dead and buried, on my tombstone I would like to have it written, ‘I have arrived.’ Because when you feel that you have arrived, you are dead.” –Yul Brynner

“Somebody said something funny to me the other day. They said, ‘Wolper, until two weeks ago, your tombstone was going to say, ‘David Wolper, the man who produced ‘Roots.’ I think the tombstone now has a new inscription. It’s going to be ‘David Wolper, the man who produced the opening ceremony of the 1984 Olympics.” –David L. Wolper

“Statistics on the dangers guns pose to the health of their owners and those who live with them suggest that I’d be safer selling my guns than reserving them for ‘Tombstone II.” –Walter Kirn

“Left love behind many years ago. Now it rests under a cross in the cemetery in Tombstone.” –Franco Nero

“It used to be that what was going to be written on my tombstone was ‘Benjamin Wittes, former ‘Washington Post’ editorial writer,’ or ‘Benjamin Wittes, who wasn’t even a lawyer.’ Now it’s just, like, ‘Benjamin Wittes, who’s a friend of Jim Comedy’s.” –Benjamin Wittes

“Every person has a legacy. You may not know what your impact is, and it may not be something that you can write on your tombstone, but every person has an impact on this world.” –Dara Horn

“You acquire certain tastes. And if your taste happens to coincide with the majority of people, then you’re in pretty good shape. But you’re not always right. There were times when I stubbed my toe, and some will end up being on my tombstone – like ‘Super train.” –Fred Silverman

“My wife says that my tombstone will read, ‘Here lies Mr. C, who used to be Mr.B.’ So I think that’s probably what I’ll be remembered for.” –Tom Bossley

“When I die, I want it to say ‘Short and Funny’ on my tombstone.” –John Requa

“My uncle Sammy was an angry man. He had printed on his tombstone: What are you looking at?” –Margaret Smith

“Memory, in widow’s weeds, with naked feet stands on a tombstone.” –Aubrey de Vere

“You gonna do something’? or are you just gonna stand there and bleed?” –Wyatt Earp

“I have not yet begun to defile myself.” –Doc Holliday

“I want my tombstone to read: If this is a joke, I don’t get it.” –David Brenner

“Thy soul shall find itself alone ’Mid dark thoughts of the gray tombstone— Not one, of all the crowd, to pry into thine hour of secrecy. Be silent in that solitude, which is not loneliness—for then The spirits of the dead who stood in life before thee are again in death around there—and their will Shall overshadow thee: be still.” –Edgar Allan Poe

“My tombstone? I’m thinking something along the lines of, ‘Geez, he was just here a minute ago.” –George Carlin

“Bah, tombstones are only good for pigeons to sit on.” –Vladimir Lenin

“There’ll be two dates on your tombstone and all your friends will read ’em but all that’s gonna matter is that little dash between ’em.” –Kevin Welch

“Nothing sells tombstones like a Girl Scout in uniform.” –Jacob M. Appel

“If I thought you weren’t my friend; I just don’t think I could bear it.” –Doc Holliday

“They didn’t understand what they were doing. I’m afraid that will be on the tombstone of the human race.” –Michael Crichton

 “Look at all the stars. You look up and you think, ‘God made all this and He remembered to make a little speck like me.’ It’s kind of flattering, really.” –Morgan Earp

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