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.
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.
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.
Immortality is not a gift, Immortality is an achievement; And only those who strive mightily Shall possess it.
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.
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.
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.
When a noble life has prepared for old age, it is not decline that it reveals, but the first days of 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.
I don’t want to achieve immortality by being inducted into the Hall of Fame. I want to achieve immortality by not dying.
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.
In television, everything is gone with the speed of light, literally. It is no field for anybody with intimations of immortality.
The printing press was at first mistaken for an engine of immortality by everybody except Shakespeare.
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.
Once in one’s life, for one mortal moment, one must make a grab for immortality; if not, one has not lived.
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.
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.
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.
We must start with the reality that corporations cannot guarantee anyone a lifetime job any more than corporations have a guarantee of immortality.
Lovers of air travel find it exhilarating to hang poised between the illusion of immortality and the fact of death.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Millions long for immortality who don’t know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.