Life After Death Quotes

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Erin Morgenstern
“I mean only that I hope they find darkness or paradise without fear of it, if they can.”
Erin Morgenstern, The Night Circus

Abigail Padgett
“The way black women say "girl" can be magical. Frankly, I have no solid beliefs about the survival of consciousness after physical death. But if it's going to happen I know what I want to see after my trek toward the light. I want to see a black woman who will smile and say, "Girl....”
Abigail Padgett, Blue

J.K. Rowling
“And anyway, it’s not as though I’ll never see Mum again, is it?”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Arthur Schopenhauer
“After your death, you will be what you were before your birth.”
Arthur Schopenhauer

L.M. Montgomery
“It always amazes me to look at the little, wrinkled brown seeds and think of the rainbows in 'em," said Captain Jim. "When I ponder on them seeds I don't find it nowise hard to believe that we've got souls that'll live in other worlds. You couldn't hardly believe there was life in them tiny things, some no bigger than grains of dust, let alone colour and scent, if you hadn't seen the miracle, could you?”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne's House of Dreams

Nikola Tesla
“Science is opposed to theological dogmas because science is founded on fact. To me, the universe is simply a great machine which never came into being and never will end. The human being is no exception to the natural order. Man, like the universe, is a machine. Nothing enters our minds or determines our actions which is not directly or indirectly a response to stimuli beating upon our sense organs from without. Owing to the similarity of our construction and the sameness of our environment, we respond in like manner to similar stimuli, and from the concordance of our reactions, understanding is born. In the course of ages, mechanisms of infinite complexity are developed, but what we call 'soul' or 'spirit,' is nothing more than the sum of the functionings of the body. When this functioning ceases, the 'soul' or the 'spirit' ceases likewise.

I expressed these ideas long before the behaviorists, led by Pavlov in Russia and by Watson in the United States, proclaimed their new psychology. This apparently mechanistic conception is not antagonistic to an ethical conception of life.”
Nikola Tesla, Inventions, Researches and Writings of Nikola Tesla

Walpola Rahula
“What we call the combination of the Five Aggregates, a combination of physical and mental energies. These are constantly changing; they do not remain the same for two consecutive moments. Every moment they are born and they die. 'When the Aggregates arise, decay and die, O bhikkhu, every moment you are born, decay, and die.' This, even now during this life time, every moment we are born and die, but we continue. If we can understand that in this life we can continue without a permanent, unchanging substance like Self or Soul, why can't we understand that those forces themselves can continue without a Self or a Soul behind them after the non-functioning of the body?”
Walpola Rahula, What the Buddha Taught

Oliver Gaspirtz
“Heaven is a place where all the dogs you've ever loved come to greet you.”
Oliver Gaspirtz, Pet Humor!

Criss Jami
“If I were to believe in God enough to call him a murderer, then I might also believe enough that he, as a spirit, exists beyond death; and therefore only he could do it righteously. For the physical being kills a man and hatefully sends him away, whereas God, the spiritual being, kills a man and lovingly draws him nigh.”
Criss Jami, Healology

John Irving
“don't worry - so what if there is no life after death? There is life after Garp, believe me.”
John Irving, The World According to Garp

Diane  Hall
“Whose are all these ghosts?” she said, smiling at a flustered-looking Geraldine.
“Oh,” said Geraldine, “I think they might be mine...?”
Diane Hall

Bella  James
“Yes I am dark, but my eyes are full of stars.”
Bella James, The Girl Who Cried Wolf

Christopher Isherwood
“For a few minutes, maybe, life lingers in the tissues of some outlying regions of the body. Then, one by one, the lights go out and there is total blackness. And if some part of the non-entity we called George has indeed been absent at this moment of terminal shock, away out there on the deep water, then it will return to find itself homeless.”
Christopher Isherwood, A Single Man

Brian Keene
“... When you died, you were supposed to live on in the memories of others. That's what I'd always been told. Didn't matter what you believed, which religion you subscribed to, what god you worshipped. The simple fact was that none of us knew what lay beyond. Immortality and eternal life? The only sure shot at that was the memories of those you left behind - your friends and family...”
Brian Keene, Dead Sea

Diane  Hall
“...she knew, with all her heart that running away from the country’s top relationship coach was as good as saying, 'there’s no hope for me, ever'!”
Diane Hall

N.T. Wright
“It is not about "life after death" as such. Rather, it's a way of talking about being bodily alive again after a period of being bodily dead. Resurrection is a second-stage postmortem life: "life after 'life after death.”
N.T. Wright, Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense

“If we’ve been born once already (which we know we have) why then is it so hard for some to believe that we’ve been born before? The answer to that is nothing other than the information about life one has previously received.”
Renee Chae, This Thing Called Life: Living Your Ultimate Truth

Alice Hoffman
“... but where do we go?"(Elinor)
"I used to think there was a plan, a rough plan, but a plan all the same," the doctor admitted. "Now, I believe there are a thousand plans. Every breath, every decision, influences the plan, expands it, shortens it, twists it all around. It's always changing. Those of us lucky enough to make it through the multitude of possible diseases and accidents get old. We get tired. We close our eyes."
"And then? Where are we then?"
Silly to ask him as though he knew, but in fact the doctor didn't hesitate. He took Elinor's hand and placed it on his chest, in the place where he knew his heart to be.
Elinor smiled and thought at last. At last someone had told her the truth.”
Alice Hoffman, The Probable Future

“Some people pass by,
Some people pass through,
and Some people pass on.”
Johnnie Dent Jr.

“Right near the corner was a picture Neil didn't recognize at all: a shot of Neil and Andrew standing alone. They were bundled up in their matching coats and staring each other down barely a breath apart. It took Neil a moment to place it; the people packed into the background didn't look like a game crowd. The windows finally gave it away. Dan had taken this at Upstate Regional Airport on their way to play against Texas. Neil hadn't even realized she'd been watching them. Neil had gotten caught in a couple of her group pictures, but this was the only one up that had Neil's natural looks. Dan had even caught Neil on his right side, so the bandage over his tattoo wasn't showing. This was a picture of Nathaniel Wesninski; this was the moment Neil gave Andrew his name. Neil reached out to tear the picture down but stopped as soon as he caught hold of the edge. He'd come to Palmetto State to play, but he'd also come because Kevin was proof that a real person existed behind all of his lies. In May both Nathaniel and Neil would be gone, but in June this picture would still be here. He'd be a tiny part of the Foxhole Court for years to come. It was comforting, or it should be. Neil didn't think comfort should feel like such a sick knot in his stomach”
Nora Sakavic, The King's Men

“[When asked what he wants for his tombstone epitaph]

Since I'm an atheist, and have no belief whatsoever in life after death, I couldn't care less -- it's not like it'll have any impact on me, since by definition I will be completely extinguished. I guess if someone twisted my arm and forced me to provide an epitaph, it would be 'Don't forget.' Sound advice...”
Richard Bartle

Jessica Khoury
“We were too greedy, grasping for immortality too soon. Perhaps if we had only been patient, content to wait, we would all have forever in the end.”
Jessica Khoury, Origin

Nihar Satpathy
“We know that Hinduism believes in reincarnation. Such beliefs or theories have one purpose. It is to provide a plausible answer to our questions that would otherwise remain unanswered. We have questions such as, “Why should I perform work if the result is not likely to be seen; especially when death can visit me at any moment? And then: Why should death happen at all? And why do our kith and kin have to be engulfed in grief when we die? Is it not injustice and something not acceptable?" The Gita tries to assuage such feelings by stating that just as we attain childhood, youth, and old age, similarly, we also attain another body after our death. It is a continuous and cyclical process, and the wise ones should not have worries in this regard.”
Nihar Satpathy, The Puzzles of Life

Mark Higbee
“You sometimes hear people say that you can't tell someone who's dead that you love them. But I don't believe it. I tell my dad every day that I love him and I know that he can hear me.”
Mark Higbee, Zendreo Chronicles The Legendary Zehn Mortalix

Mark Higbee
“Maybe all those cliché things that people say after someone dies are true. Maybe the dead don't leave us, maybe they are close by, watching over us, especially when we think about them...”
Mark Higbee, Zendreo Chronicles The Legendary Zehn Mortalix

Mehmet Murat ildan
“You said you have a soul, you deceived yourself; you said there was life after death, you deceived yourself; you followed the priest, you followed the imam, you followed the rabbi, you ran after the gurus, you always deceived yourself! You betrayed yourself and humanity for not understanding the truth! And what's left in your hand in the end? A fake happiness and perishment!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Sylvia Plath
“Once they’d even brought the minister of the Unitarian church, whom I’d never really liked at all. He was terribly nervous the whole time, and I could tell he thought I was crazy as a loon, because I told him I believed in hell, and that certain people, like me, had to live in hell before they died, to make up for missing out on it after death, since they didn’t believe in life after death, and what each person believed happened to him when he died.”
Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

Erika Hayasaki
“The inevitable question always followed: Is there life after death?
Everyone had to answer that question based on his or her own beliefs, the professor said. For some of her students, that absence of scientific evidence of an afterlife did little to change their feelings about their faith. For others, it put that much more pressure on this life.”
Erika Hayasaki, The Death Class: A True Story About Life

“The answer to the question - what happens after we die? - is that death does not exist. We are not we. We are One. One is undivided. Division does not exist. Death can only exist if there is division; there is no division and as such there is no death. There is only One consciousness. We are that One Consciousness. Consciousness cannot be divided. Diversity exists; division does not. Consciousness perceives itself as diversified not to be alone, for Companionship, for Love. It must be remembered that division is the fallacy of all fallacies. We are verily One. This One is not external. One is Self. Self is One. Oneself Is. Self is undivided. Self is Eternal. In other words: there is only God. God Is. It is this what existence is. This is the message of Jesus Christ and the meaning of the Resurrection and The Eternal Life. That which is, always is. Fear not, all is always God.”
Wald Wassermann

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