The obituaries shot up to the top of my list when I discovered Robert McG. Thomas, the 'Times' obit writer who redesigned its traditional form and added a measure of stylistic elegance. Billy Collins
For a lot of filmmakers, their first goal is to be successful and make some money. But once people start doing that, the real goal is then to win an Academy Award. Because when they do, they know that their obit is going to start out, 'Academy Award winner so-and-so.' Robert Osborne
A common defense among obituary-fanciers such as myself is that the obit is not about death at all. It is about life. This is true since an article about the condition of deadness would make for turgid reading at best. Tom Rachman
If I get an obit in the Times, they will say, of course, known to millions as Rumpole. Leo McKern
I know if I were to drop dead now, people would probably write nice things in the obit. Martin Short

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