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Quotation by George Bernard Shaw
Don't order any black things. Rejoice in his memory; and be radiant: leave grief to the children. Wear violet and purple.... Be patient with the poor people who will snivel: they don't know; and they think they will live for ever, which makes death a division instead of a bond.
George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. Letter of condolence, July 5, 1913. Bernard Shaw: Collected Letters, vol. 3 (1965).
Shaw added: "Let the children cry a little if they want to: it is natural."
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