"We are born as our parent's dreams and die as our grandchildren's memories"
--(someone I can't recall)
I could explain this,but that would ruin the quote.Like so many others we have ruined in our school literature exams.
I still remember half of the essays started with "Man is a social animal",perhaps the worst opening lines for a work of literature.
Or maybe "It was a dark,stormy night" would pip it.