Quotes and Sayings about Immortality



"Love wishes to perpetuate itself. Love wishes for immortality."
- Mortimer Adler
(Related: Love, Immortality, Wishes)

"I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying."
- Woody Allen
(Related: Work, Dying, Immortality, Want)

"I don't believe in personal immortality; the only way I expect to have some version of such a thing is through my books."
- Isaac Asimov
(Related: Books, Immortality)

"One should believe in marriage as in the immortality of the soul."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Marriage, Soul, Immortality)

"The insatiable thirst for everything which lies beyond, and which life reveals, is the most living proof of our immortality."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Life, Immortality, Lies, Living, Proof)

"It is the perennial youthfulness of mathematics itself which marks it off with a disconcerting immortality from the other sciences."
- E. T. Bell
(Related: Immortality, Mathematics)

"Immortality: A toy which people cry for, And on their knees apply for, Dispute, contend and lie for, And if allowed Would be right proud Eternally to die for."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Lie, People, Right)

"The nearest approach to immortality on earth is a government bureau."
- James F. Byrnes
(Related: Government, Earth, Immortality)

"The only thing wrong with immortality is that it tends to go on forever."
- Herb Caen
(Related: Immortality, Wrong)

"I believe in God and immortality."
- Alex Campbell
(Related: God, Immortality)

"Lovers of air travel find it exhilarating to hang poised between the illusion of immortality and the fact of death."
- Alexander Chase
(Related: Death, Travel, Fact, Immortality, Illusion, Lovers)

"As the inventor of the Immortality Device, I basically just tell people what I honestly think."
- Alex Chiu
(Related: People, Immortality)

"I show people how to build their own immortality device."
- Alex Chiu
(Related: People, Immortality)

"If you are an antichrist, you won't believe in the bible prophecy from the beginning. Which means, you won't believe that physical immortality will become possible."
- Alex Chiu
(Related: Bible, Beginning, Immortality, Prophecy, Will)

"Immortality Device has been tested and researched by medical researchers all over the world from time to time. They email me and told me what they found. I post their results sometimes on my site."
- Alex Chiu
(Related: Medical, Time, Immortality, Post, Results, World)

"Well, if you don't want your relatives and friends to die, help me spread the news. Let people know about immortality device. That way, your loved ones won't die."
- Alex Chiu
(Related: People, Friends, Immortality, Help, News, Relatives, Want)

"A book is the only immortality."
- Rufus Choate
(Related: Immortality)

"The doctrine of the immortality of the soul has more threat than comfort."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Soul, Comfort, Doctrine, Immortality)

"Poets have said that the reason to have children is to give yourself immortality. Immortality? Now that I have five children, my only hope is that they are all out of the house before I die."
- Bill Cosby
(Related: Hope, Children, Immortality, Now, Poets, Reason)

"Immortality is a long shot, I admit. But somebody has to be first."
- Bill Cosby
(Related: First, Immortality)

"If something comes to life in others because of you, then you have made an approach to immortality."
- Norman Cousins
(Related: Life, Immortality)

"In spite of all the yearnings of men, no one can produce a single fact or reason to support the belief in God and in personal immortality."
- Clarence Darrow
(Related: God, Men, Belief, Fact, Immortality, Reason, Support)

"The only greatness for man is immortality."
- James Dean
(Related: Greatness, Immortality, Man)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality."
- Emily Dickinson
(Related: Love, Immortality)

"Because I could not stop for death, He kindly stopped for me; The carriage held but just ourselves and immortality."
- Emily Dickinson
(Related: Death, Immortality)

"For love is immortality."
- Emily Dickinson
(Related: Love, Immortality)

"I argue thee that love is life. And life hath immortality."
- Emily Dickinson
(Related: Life, Love, Immortality)

"If 10 years from now, when you are doing something quick and dirty, you suddenly visualize that I am looking over your shoulders and say to yourself: 'Dijkstra would not have liked this', well that would be enough immortality for me."
- Edsger Dijkstra
(Related: Immortality, Now, Quick, Years)

"If you were to destroy the belief in immortality in mankind, not only love but every living force on which the continuation of all life in the world depended, would dry up at once."
- Fyodor Dostoevsky
(Related: Life, Love, Belief, Force, Immortality, Living, Mankind, World)

"There is only one way to get ready for immortality, and that is to love this life and live it as bravely and faithfully and cheerfully as we can."
- Henry Van Dyke
(Related: Life, Love, Immortality)

"I do not believe in immortality of the individual, and I consider ethics to be an exclusively human concern with no superhuman authority behind it."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Authority, Concern, Ethics, Immortality)

"Friendship, like the immortality of the soul, is too good to be believed."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Friendship, Soul, Immortality)

"Millions long for immortality who don't know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon."
- Susan Ertz
(Related: Immortality)

"Cheese is milk's leap toward immortality."
- Cliff Fadiman
(Related: Immortality)

"Cheese is milk's leap towards immortality."
- Clifton Fadiman
(Related: Immortality)

"Cheese - milk's leap toward immortality."
- Clifton Paul Fadiman
(Related: Immortality)

"Persons famous in the arts partake of the immortality of princes, and are upon a footing with them."
- Francis I
(Related: Famous, Immortality)

"If all else fails, immortality can always be assured by spectacular error."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Related: Error, Immortality)

"Life is the childhood of our immortality."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Life, Childhood, Immortality)

"If your contribution has been vital there will always be somebody to pick up where you left off, and that will be your claim to immortality."
- Walter Gropius
(Related: Immortality, Will)

"Immortality is really desirable, I guess. In terms of images, anyway."
- Damien Hirst
(Related: Immortality)

"Our current obsession with creativity is the result of our continued striving for immortality in an era when most people no longer believe in an after-life."
- Arianna Huffington
(Related: People, Creativity, Immortality, Obsession, Result)

"I've put in so many enigmas and puzzles that it will keep the professors busy for centuries arguing over what I meant, and that's the only way of insuring one's immortality."
- James Joyce
(Related: Immortality, Will)

"He ne'er is crowned with immortality Who fears to follow where airy voices lead."
- John Keats
(Related: Immortality)

"Each life makes its own immitation of immortality."
- Stephen King
(Related: Life, Immortality)

"In television, everything is gone with the speed of light, literally. It is no field for anybody with intimations of immortality."
- Charles Kuralt
(Related: Immortality, Light, Television)

"Religiously the Empire was pluralistic and marked by a search for a faith which would be satisfying intellectually and ethically and would give assurance of immortality."
- Kenneth Scott Latourette
(Related: Faith, Immortality)

"The first requisite for immortality is death."
- Stanislaw Lec
(Related: Death, First, Immortality)

"Immortality is to live your life doing good things, and leaving your mark behind."
- Brandon Lee
(Related: Life, Immortality)

"The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering."
- Bruce Lee
(Related: Life, First, Immortality, Key, Living, Worth)

"Surely God would not have created such a being as man, with an ability to grasp the infinite, to exist only for a day! No, no, man was made for immortality."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: God, Ability, Being, Immortality, Infinite, Man)

"We do not believe in immortality because we can prove it, but we try to prove it because we cannot help believing it."
- Harriet Martineau
(Related: Immortality, Help)

"Immortality is not a gift, Immortality is an achievement; And only those who strive mightily Shall possess it."
- Edgar Lee Masters
(Related: Achievement, Immortality)

"The printing press was at first mistaken for an engine of immortality by everybody except Shakespeare."
- Marshall McLuhan
(Related: First, Immortality, Press, Printing, Shakespeare)

"I don't want to achieve immortality by being inducted into the Hall of Fame. I want to achieve immortality by not dying."
- William De Morgan
(Related: Being, Dying, Fame, Immortality, Want)

"One has to pay dearly for immortality; one has to die several times while one is still alive."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Immortality)

"Perhaps one reason for the falling-off of belief in a continuance of conscious existence is to be found in the quality of life that most of us lead. There is not much in it with which, in any kind of reason, one can associate the idea of immortality."
- Albert J. Nock
(Related: Life, Quality, Idea, Belief, Existence, Immortality, Reason)

"Organized Christianity has always represented immortality as a sort of common heritage; but I never could see why spiritual life should not be conditioned on the same terms as all life, i. e., correspondence with environment."
- Albert J. Nock
(Related: Life, Christianity, Environment, Immortality, Spiritual)

"The immortality of the soul is a matter which is of so great consequence to us and which touches us so profoundly that we must have lost all feeling to be indifferent about it."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: Soul, Feeling, Immortality)

"Death gives us sleep, eternal youth, and immortality."
- Jean Paul
(Related: Death, Immortality, Sleep, Youth)

"A graceful and honorable old age is the childhood of immortality."
- Pindar
(Related: Age, Childhood, Immortality, Old)

"Today we bury his remains in the earth as a seed of immortality. Our hearts are full of sadness, yet at the same time of joyful hope and profound gratitude."
- Joseph Ratzinger
(Related: Time, Gratitude, Hope, Earth, Immortality, Sadness, Today)

"Perhaps nature is our best assurance of immortality."
- Eleanor Roosevelt
(Related: Nature, Immortality)

"Any relations in a social order will endure, if there is infused into them some of that spirit of human sympathy which qualifies life for immortality."
- George William Russell
(Related: Life, Sympathy, Immortality, Order, Spirit, Will)

"When immortality becomes for us no longer a matter of academic discussion, but the most vital of all questions; we shall find our comfort where so many before us have found it, in the ancient words."
- Henry Norris Russell
(Related: Comfort, Immortality, Questions, Words)

"Parents lend children their experience and a vicarious memory; children endow their parents with a vicarious immortality."
- George Santayana
(Related: Experience, Children, Immortality, Memory, Parents)

"I believe in the immortality of all creatures."
- Egon Schiele
(Related: Immortality)

"Literature is the immortality of speech."
- August Wilhelm von Schlegel
(Related: Immortality, Literature, Speech)

"On the basis of biological, sociological, and historical knowledge, we should recognize that the individual self is subject to death or decay, but the sum total of individual achievement, for better or worse, lives on in the immortality of The Larger."
- Hu Shih
(Related: Death, Knowledge, Achievement, Immortality, Self)

"Immortality - a fate worse than death."
- Edgar A. Shoaff
(Related: Death, Fate, Immortality)

"The belief in immortality has always seemed cowardly to me. When very young I learned that all things die, and all that we wish of good must be won on this earth or not at all."
- Anne Smedley
(Related: Belief, Earth, Immortality)

"We must start with the reality that corporations cannot guarantee anyone a lifetime job any more than corporations have a guarantee of immortality."
- John W. Snow
(Related: Corporations, Immortality, Job, Reality)

"When a noble life has prepared old age, it is not decline that it reveals, but the first days of immortality."
- Muriel Spark
(Related: Life, Age, First, Immortality, Old)

"When a noble life has prepared for old age, it is not decline that it reveals, but the first days of immortality."
- Anne Louise Germaine de Stael
(Related: Life, Age, First, Immortality, Old)

"Once in one's life, for one mortal moment, one must make a grab for immortality; if not, one has not lived."
- Sylvester Stallone
(Related: Life, Immortality)

"If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons."
- James Thurber
(Related: Beliefs, Dogs, Immortality, Heaven, Will)

"Children are the only form of immortality that we can be sure of."
- Peter Ustinov
(Related: Children, Immortality)

"Probably I chose immortality because mortality is a universal human obsession."
- Joan D. Vinge
(Related: Immortality, Obsession)

"What does immortality mean to me? That we all want more time; and we want it to be quality time."
- Joan D. Vinge
(Related: Time, Quality, Immortality, Want)

"That man has reached immortality who is disturbed by nothing material."
- Swami Vivekananda
(Related: Immortality, Man, Nothing)

"Immortality... Is that a super power?"
- Mark Wahlberg
(Related: Power, Immortality)

"Since we have had a history, men have pursued an ideal of immortality."
- George Wald
(Related: Men, History, Immortality)

"During my life I have seen, known, and lost too much to be the prey of vain dread; and, as for the hope of immortality, I am as weary of that as I am of gods and kings. For my own sake only I write this; and herein I differ from all other writers, past and to come."
- Mika Waltari
(Related: Life, Gods, Hope, Immortality, Kings, Past, Writers)

"What a man does for others, not what they do for him, gives him immortality."
- Daniel Webster
(Related: Immortality, Man)

"I would like immortality."
- Len Wein
(Related: Immortality)