If you are selecting a headstone or grave marker for a loved one, it can be extremely difficult to decide what type of inscription to include. If you want to have an epitaph engraved on the headstone or grave marker, it is often helpful to read other epitaphs.
If you are writing your own epitaph to include in your last wishes or memorial preferences, reading other epitaphs may provide some inspiration. This page of celebrity epitaphs lists some of the best epitaphs ever written. Each one is unique and memorable.
The epitaph on Frank Sinatra’s gravestone reads:
THE BEST IS YET TO COME
Gracie Allen and George Burns are entombed next to each other. The epitaph on their companion crypt reads:
The epitaph on Harry Chapin’s gravestone reads:
OH IF A MAN TRIED TO TAKE HIS TIME ON EARTH AND PROVE BEFORE HE DIED WHAT ONE MAN’S LIFE COULD BE WORTH I WONDER WHAT WOULD HAPPEN TO THIS WORLD
The epitaph on Tony Curtis’ grave marker reads:
And he was always quietly arrayed, And he was always human when he talked; But still he fluttered pulses when he said, “Good Morning!” and he glittered when he walked.
The epitaph on Eugene “Gene” Kal Siskel’s grave marker reads:
BLESSED IS ONE WHO LIVED WITH A GOOD NAME
The epitaph on Mary Pickford Rogers’ headstone reads:
The epitaph on Bing Crosby’s gravestone reads:
BELOVED BY ALL
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The epitaph on John Belushi's gravestone reads:
HE GAVE US LAUGHTER
The headstone of Robert “Evel” Knievel includes the epitaph:
A MAN CAN FALL MANY TIMES IN LIFE BUT HE’S NEVER A FAILURE IF HE TRIES TO GET UP
The epitaph on Lawrence Welk’s grave marker reads:
Keep a song in your heart
To view more epitaphs, go to our List of Epitaphs and Memorable Epitaphs pages.