Immortality Quotes

–Physical Immortality– Unless destroyed, the physical body existing forever, sustaining the mind for those who do not believe in the existance of thought beyond physical life.

–Spiritual Immortality– The existence of a mind/spirit/soul outside of physical existance, surviving the death of the physical body.

–Gene Immortality– The concept of immortality through one’s children carrying on some semblance of your being in their genetic makeup.

–Remembrance Immortality– Being ‘immortlized’ by your great deeds, society/family’s memory of you and your accomplishments and ideals.

  • “Being born is not a crime, so why must it carry a sentence of death?”
    o Robert Ettinger

  • “Since thou hast no benefactor in this world, thy having one in the next world will be all the more pleasant.”
    o Anonymous

  • “I don’t want to achieve immortality through my work; I want to achieve immortality through not dying. I don’t want to live on in the hearts of my countrymen; I want to live on in my apartment.”
    o Woody Allen

  • “I shall always believe in immortality … as long as I live!”
    o Leonid S. Sukhorukov, All About Everything (2005)

  • “Millions long for immortality who do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.”
    o Susan Ertz

  • “The only thing wrong with immortality is that it tends to go on forever.”
    o Herb Caen

  • “A man looking onward to an immortal life, on whatever grounds, exhibits to us the human soul in an enobled attitude.”
    o Whewell

  • “I do not believe in the immortality of the individual, and I consider ethics to be an exclusively human concern without any superhuman authority behind it.”
    o Albert Einstein

  • “We do not believe in immortality because we can prove it, but we try to prove it because we cannot help believing it.”
    o Harriet Martineau

  • “We want to live forever, and we’re getting there.”
    o Bill Clinton [1]

  • “Immortality: a fate worse than death.”
    o Edgar A. Shoaff

  • “Give me immortality or death.”
    o Nick de Jongh

  • “Clov: Do you believe in the life to come? Hamm: Mine was always that.”
    o Samuel Beckett, Endgame (1958)

  • “That which is the foundation of all our hopes and of all our fears; all our hopes and fears which are of any consideration: I mean a Future Life.”
    o Joseph Butler, The Analogy of Religion (1736)

  • “If you were to destroy in mankind the belief in immortality, not only love but every living force maintaining the life of the world would at once dry up. Moreover, nothing then would be immoral, everything would be lawful, even cannibalism.”
    o Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov (1879-1880)

  • “Other world! There is no other world! Here or nowhere is the whole fact.”
    o Ralph Waldo Emerson, Natural Religion

  • “No young man believes he shall ever die.”
    o William Hazlitt, On the Feeling of Immortality in Youth (1827)

  • “He had decided to live forever or die in the attempt.”
    o Joseph Heller, Catch-22 (1961)

  • “Immortality is the only thing which doesn’t tolerate being postponed.”
    o Karl Kraus, Sayings and Contradictions (1909)

  • “Strive not, my soul, for an immortal life, but make the most of what is possible.”
    o Pindar, Pythian Odes

  • “Let us be persuaded … to consider that the soul is immortal and capable of enduring all evil and good, and so we shall always hold to the upward way and pursue justice with wisdom.”
    o Plato, Republic

  • “We feel and know by experience that we are eternal.”
    o Baruch Spinoza, Ethics (1677)

  • “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 afterlife.”
    o Arianna Huffington, The Female Woman (1973)

  • When asked about his opinion on the hereafter. “One world at a time.”
    o Henry David Thoreau

  • “When all desires that dwell within the human heart are cast away, then a mortal becomes immortal and here he attaineth to Brahman.”
    o Upanishads, Katha Upanishad

  • “I don’t want to achieve immortality through my work, I’d rather achieve it by not dying!”
    o Woody Allen

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