33 Inspiring Life Celebration Quotes

Here are several of the most inspiring, interesting, and unique Life Celebration quotes we’ve gathered from around the internet. These memorial quotes are ideal for inspiring conversation and memories about a departed loved one. Or, use them to add some eloquence and personality to your eulogy in describing and celebrating a beloved life. We’ve provided each Life Celebration quote in both text and meme formats, which makes it easy to copy and paste or share in social media circles.

1. The best is yet to come.

The Best Is Yet to Come

The hope of seeing a loved one again in heaven is a most inspiring thought. Even though we grieve, in faith – and through Christ – we can recognize that the best is yet to come.

2. Something beautiful is on the horizon.

Inspiring life celebration quotes

When we celebrate the life of a loved one, we’re looking back at the life they lived. It’s also appropriate to look forward as give thanks that they are freed from the pains and worries of this world, living fully in the presence of God. And we also anticipate the privilege it will be to meet them again.

3. You set eternity in my heart.

Life Celebration Quotes

4. Some see weeds, others see wishes.

Some see weeds, others see wishes (dandelion quote)

Did your loved one always see the bright side of life? It’s true; some people just look out and see weeds, while others look at the very same thing and see wishes. Beauty. Dreams. Inspiration. Life.

That’s a life worth celebrating!

5. We were together. I forget the rest.

Walt Whitman Life Celebration Quotes

We lived life together. The rest… the rest was just incidentals. Let’s celebrate what gave this relationship so much meaning.

This quote from the poet Walt Whitman gets right to the heart of the matter.

More: Together Forever Quotes for Couples

6. I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity. I wouldn’t trade it for the world. You gave me a forever within the numbered days, and I’m grateful.

Thankful for Our Little Inifinity

This is something you say to your beloved. “Our little infinity” …. doesn’t that just perfectly describe the love you share?

Related: How to celebrate & observe the anniversary of your loved one’s death

7. You are loved more than you will ever know by someone who died to know you.

Romans 5:8 Life celebration

8. There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.

C.S. Lewis quote for Life Celebration

9. Because He lives I can face tomorrow.

Because He lives I can face tomorrow

10. Hope is the only thing stronger than fear.

Life Celebration Quotes: Hope

11. Your life is your message to the world. Make sure it’s inspiring.

Inspiring Quotes

12. How you make others feel about themselves, says a lot about you.

Funeral & Eulogy Quotes

13. Be so happy that when others look at you they become happy too.

Eulogy Quotes

14. Nothing ever goes away until it teaches us what we need to know.

Eulogy Quotes

15. Happiness is found when you stop comparing yourself to other people.

Quotes about happiness

16. Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you; not as the world do I give to you.

John 14:27

17. Never suppress a generous thought.

Quotes about generosity

18. Wherever you are, be all there.

Life Celebration quotes

19. Now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story no one on earth has ever read, which goes on forever; in which every chapter is better than the one before.

C.S. Lewis quotes

20. Never stop showing someone how much they mean to you.

Life Celebration Quotes

21. Because someone we love is in heaven, there’s a little bit of heaven in our home.

Quotes about heaven for Life Celebration Memorial

This lovely little handcrafted plaque is no longer available, but a similar design is available here.

22. Just always be waiting for me…

Peter Pan Quotes

23. She loved life and it loved her right back.

Life celebration quotes

24. You were born with the ability to change someone’s life, don’t ever waste it.

Memorial Quotes

25. She stood in the storm, & when the wind did not blow her away, she adjusted her sails.

She stood in the storm and when the wind did not blow her away

26. Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that had made all the difference.

Life Celebration Quotes

27. Living eulogy. She danced. She sang. She took. She gave. She loved. She created. She dissented. She enlivened. She saw. She grew. She sweated. She changed. She learned. She laughed. She shed her skin. She bled on the pages of her days, she walked through walls, she lived with intention.

Living Eulogy by Mary Anne Radmacher

28. I pray because I can’t help myself. I pray because I’m helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time – waking or sleeping. It does not change God – it changes me.

Life Celebration Quotes

29. You are my sunshine, my only sunshine. You make me happy when skies are gray. You’ll never know, dear, how much I love you. Please don’t take my sunshine away.

Life Celebration Quotes

This one is no longer available, but a similar plaque can be found here.

30. If I could sit across the porch from God, I’d thank Him for lending me you.

Quotes for celebration of life.

31. She was a wild, wicked slip of a girl. She burned too bright for this world.

Life Celebration Quotes

32. Blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what had been spoken to her by the Lord.

Blessed is she who believed

33. Sometimes you will never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory.

Inspiring Life Celebration Quotes

More Life Celebration Quotes

I can’t think of a more wonderful thanksgiving for the life I have had than that everyone should be jolly at my funeral.

Lord Mountbatten

It’s a pleasure to share one’s memories. Everything remembered is dear, endearing, touching, precious.

Susan Sontag

Well, I’ve had a happy life.

William Hazlitt, his last words

Memories are not shackles, Franklin, they are garlands.

Alan Bennett

In a time of destruction, create something. A poem. A parade. A community. A school. A vow. A moral principle. One peaceful moment.

Maxine Hong Kingston, The Fifth Book of Peace

Free at last, free at last
Thank God almighty
We are free at last.

Traditional spiritual hymn; also Martin Luther King, Jr.’s epitaph

Tell them I’ve had a wonderful life.

Ludwig Wittgenstein, his last words

4 thoughts on “33 Inspiring Life Celebration Quotes”

  1. O Thank you sooo much for this inspirational
    insight. Was dreading having to attend a dear friend’s Celebration of Life gathering tomorrow. I’m more at peace reading your quotes, wanting to “say something” but at a loss in my time of grief. Thank you!

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