I just ran across this quote:
No matter how rich you become, how famous or powerful, when you die the size of your funeral will still pretty much depend on the weather.
As I was reading it, I was like "Yes! This is it!" Then I got to the end and just chuckled.
That's a great quote, thenostromo. Thanks. Almost what I was looking for.
I'm still searching this site and others for the actual quote. Not that the quote matters as much as the meaning behind it, but I'd still like to find it.