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

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

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

James S.A. Corey
“If life transcends death

Then I will seek for you there

If not, then there too”
James S.A. Corey, Caliban's War

Vladimir Nabokov
“The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness. Although the two are identical twins, man, as a rule, views the prenatal abyss with more calm than the one he is heading for.”
Vladimir Nabokov, Speak, Memory

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

Edgar Allan Poe
“In death - no! even in the grave all is not lost. Else there is no immortality for man. Arousing from the most profound slumbers, we break the gossamer web of some dream. Yet in a second afterward, (so frail may that web have been) we remember not that we have dreamed.”
Edgar Allan Poe, The Pit and the Pendulum

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

Walpola Rahula
“What we call life...is 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

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

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

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

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

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

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“You need to be greedy or ignorant to truly want to live forever.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Attending a funeral would leave the average person insane, if they truly believed that sooner or later they are also going to die.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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

“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

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

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Life begins like a dream, becomes a little real, and ends like a dream.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, The Oneironaut’s Diary

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

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

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

“[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

Jacent Mary Mpalyenkana
“Don't die with your wisdom and experiences longing to live forever after you are gone: write a book.”
Dr. Jacinta Mpalyenkana

Stewart Stafford
“The Cliffs Of Consolation by Stewart Stafford

Don't fall meekly off Life's precipice,
With Death stamping on weak fingers,
Cling on, scream, fight the inevitable,
For gravity’s jury's karmic reprieve.

Souls crash in the surf beneath,
The perennial tide of plankton orbs,
In effervescent flows above the bluff,
Doves flying back when the flood's over.

If beyond salvation, down you plunge,
Assuage yourself with lifetime efforts,
All is pardoned, wiped clean in death,
A phoenix risen from bodily constraints.

© Stewart Stafford, 2023. All rights reserved.”
Stewart Stafford

Stephen King
“He thought they would stay here now, and that from time to time people would see them.”
Stephen King, Just After Sunset

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