Immortality Quotes

Quotes tagged as "immortality" (showing 1-30 of 595)
Mitch Albom
“Love is how you stay alive, even after you are gone.”
Mitch Albom

J.G. Ballard
“I believe in the power of the imagination to remake the world, to release the truth within us, to hold back the night, to transcend death, to charm motorways, to ingratiate ourselves with birds, to enlist the confidences of madmen.”
J.G. Ballard

Charles Bukowski
“Sex is kicking death in the ass while singing.”
Charles Bukowski

Antonio Porchia
“One lives in the hope of becoming a memory.”
Antonio Porchia

“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.”
Thomas Campbell

J.K. Rowling
“As much money and life as you could want! The two things most human beings would choose above all - the trouble is, humans do have a knack of choosing precisely those things that are worst for them.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

H. Rider Haggard
“Yea, all things live forever, though at times they sleep and are forgotten.”
H. Rider Haggard, She: A History of Adventure

Terry Pratchett
“Do you not know that a man is not dead while his name is still spoken?”
Terry Pratchett, Going Postal

Christopher Paolini
“It's amazing that a man who is dead can talk to people through these pages. As long as this books survives, his ideas live.”
Christopher Paolini, Eragon

Carl Sagan
“I would love to believe that when I die I will live again, that some thinking, feeling, remembering part of me will continue. But as much as I want to believe that, and despite the ancient and worldwide cultural traditions that assert an afterlife, I know of nothing to suggest that it is more than wishful thinking.”
Carl Sagan, Billions & Billions: Thoughts on Life and Death at the Brink of the Millennium

John Lennon
“We all shine on...like the moon and the stars and the sun...we all shine on...come on and on and on...”
John Lennon

Bob Marley
“My music will go on forever. Maybe it's a fool say that, but when me know facts me can say facts. My music will go on forever.”
Bob Marley

Isabel Allende
“There is no death, daughter. People die only when we forget them,' my mother explained shortly before she left me. 'If you can remember me, I will be with you always.”
Isabel Allende, Eva Luna

Gerard Way
“Oh how wrong we were to think immortality meant never dying”
Gerard Way

Mikhail Bulgakov
“You're not Dostoevsky,' said the citizeness, who was getting muddled by Koroviev. Well, who knows, who knows,' he replied.
'Dostoevsky's dead,' said the citizeness, but somehow not very confidently.
'I protest!' Behemoth exclaimed hotly. 'Dostoevsky is immortal!”
Mikhail Bulgakov, The Master and Margarita

Jorge Luis Borges
“When writers die they become books, which is, after all, not too bad an incarnation."

[As attributed by Alastair Reid in Neruda and Borges, The New Yorker, June 24, 1996; as well as in The Talk of the Town, The New Yorker, July 7, 1986]”
Jorge Luis Borges

Marcel Proust
“People do not die for us immediately, but remain bathed in a sort of aura of
life which bears no relation to true immortality but through which they
continue to occupy our thoughts in the same way as when they were alive. It
is as though they were traveling abroad.”
Marcel Proust

Sapardi Djoko Damono
“The day will come
When my body no longer exists
But in the lines of this poem
I will never let you be alone

The day will come
When my voice is no longer heard
But within the words of this poem
I will continue to watch over you

The day will come
When my dreams are no longer known
But in the spaces found in the letters of this poem
I will never tired of looking for you”
Sapardi Djoko Damono

Jaachynma N.E. Agu
“Don't blow off another's candle for it won't make yours shine brighter.”
Jaachynma N.E. Agu, The Prince and the Pauper

Jennifer Donnelly
“I'm wishing he could see that music lives. Forever. That it's stronger than death. Stronger than time. And that its strength holds you together when nothing else can.”
Jennifer Donnelly, Revolution

Terry Pratchett
“Some pirates achieved immortality by great deeds of cruelty or derring-do. Some achieved immortality by amassing great wealth. But the captain had long ago decided that he would, on the whole, prefer to achieve immortality by not dying.”
Terry Pratchett, The Color of Magic

Susan Ertz
“... millions long for immortality who don't know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.”
Susan Ertz

John Muir
“Another glorious Sierra day in which one seems to be dissolved and absorbed and sent pulsing onward we know not where. Life seems neither long nor short, and we take no more heed to save time or make haste than do the trees and stars. This is true freedom, a good practical sort of immortality.”
John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra

Dalai Lama XIV
“Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.”
Dalai Lama XIV

Irvin D. Yalom
“It is wrong to bear children out of need, wrong to use a child to alleviate loneliness, wrong to provide purpose in life by reproducing another copy of oneself. It is wrong also to seek immortality by spewing one's germ into the future as though sperm contains your consciousness!”
Irvin D. Yalom, When Nietzsche Wept

Jaachynma N.E. Agu
“Don't set your goals by what other people deem important.”
Jaachynma N.E. Agu, The Prince and the Pauper

Anton Chekhov
“And I despise your books, I despise wisdom and the blessings of this world. It is all worthless, fleeting, illusory, and deceptive, like a mirage. You may be proud, wise, and fine, but death will wipe you off the face of the earth as though you were no more than mice burrowing under the floor, and your posterity, your history, your immortal geniuses will burn or freeze together with the earthly globe.”
Anton Chekhov

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“He knew that when he kissed this girl, and forever wed his unutterable visions to her perishable breath, his mind would never romp again like the mind of God.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

James  Dean
“If a man can bridge the gap between life and death,if he can live after he's died, then maybe he was a great man. Immortality is the only true success.”
James Dean

Plato
“Have you ever sensed that our soul is immortal and never dies?”
Plato, The Republic

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