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Immortality Quotes

We’ve collected the best Immortality Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Kage Baker, Alan Ball, Len Wein, Stanislaw Jerzy Lec, Alejandro Jodorowsky. Use them as an inspiration.

So vast is the shadow cast by the MGM production of ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ so indelible are its characterizations, so perfect its music, and so assured is its cinematic immortality, that most people think of it as ‘The Original.’ In fact, it isn’t.
It’s hard for me to get interested in stories that ignore death, which is what American marketing culture would like to do: pretend that death doesn’t exist, that you can buy immortality; just buy these products, and you’ll be forever young and happy.
I would like immortality.
The first requisite for immortality is death.
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
We are all working for the immortality of the human consciousness.
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.
Alex Chiu
I believe in God and immortality.
God our Heavenly Father knows us by name. Jesus Christ lives; He is the Messiah. He loves us. The Atonement of Jesus Christ is real; it brings immortality to all and opens the door to eternal life.
One has to pay dearly for immortality; one has to die several times while one is still alive.
Personally, I would not care for immortality in the least. There is nothing better than oblivion, since in oblivion there is no wish unfulfilled. We had it before we were born yet did not complain. Shall we whine because we know it will return? It is Elysium enough for me, at any rate.
Parents lend children their experience and a vicarious memory; children endow their parents with a vicarious immortality.
Resveratrol is fascinating stuff. One of the best sources of information about it is the Immortality Institute. They have a forum where some people are in the 500 Club, as they call it. They’ve been taking 500 milligrams for years. It’s a really great source of data.
Immortality is really desirable, I guess. In terms of images, anyway.
I expect my immortality will last about six seconds after my funeral.
It was the special purpose of Christ’s appearance upon earth to bring immortality to light.
Each life makes its own immitation of immortality.
Immortality is to live your life doing good things, and leaving your mark behind.
Brandon Lee
Each of us, every day, through the jobs we do, are offered a shot at greatness, an opportunity to reach immortality.
The insatiable thirst for everything which lies beyond, and which life reveals, is the most living proof of our immortality.
Since we have had a history, men have pursued an ideal of immortality.
I don’t want to achieve immortality by being inducted into the Hall of Fame. I want to achieve immortality by not dying.
William De Morgan
One should believe in marriage as in the immortality of the soul.
Surely God would not have created such a being as man, with an ability to grasp the infinite, to exist only for a day! No, no, man was made for immortality.
What does immortality mean to me? That we all want more time; and we want it to be quality time.
If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons.
Perhaps one reason for the falling-off of belief in a continuance of conscious existence is to be found in the quality of life that most of us lead. There is not much in it with which, in any kind of reason, one can associate the idea of immortality.
Immortality awaits the legislator fortunate enough to have a significant law named after him. Think of Pell grants or Stafford loans for students, Sarbanes-Oxley to regulate Wall Street, or the Hyde Amendment on abortions.
I show people how to build their own immortality device.
Alex Chiu
There’s something about death. It’s like trying to understand our own mortality and immortality. That’s why society is so into things like vampires, because they don’t die. Well, why don’t they die?
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.
There’s something magical about film, it’s the ultimate for me, because it’s kind of permanent – inasmuch as anything is. When I went to see Buster Keaton when I was about 14 and I came out of the cinema having really laughed at this film which had been made 50 years before, I thought: That’s immortality. It’s fantastic.
The only thing wrong with immortality is that it tends to go on forever.
Herb Caen
In Haiti, as I understand it, storytelling and history itself are not a business of necessarily elucidating facts or the truth of an incident, but finding the version that is most entertaining and therefore will get retold and live in immortality.
Immortality is a by-product of good work.
If my father could watch my son for a while, he might realize his own immortality.
There are some people that are trying to cure death, this tech immortality… That seems mentally ill.
With modern medicine prolonging life no matter what condition you’re in, it seems like we’re working towards immortality by science.
Steve Jobs now rests with the sublime satisfaction of symbolic immortality.
We do not believe in immortality because we can prove it, but we try to prove it because we cannot help believing it.
Harriet Martineau
It is the perennial youthfulness of mathematics itself which marks it off with a disconcerting immortality from the other sciences.
E. T. Bell
Poets have said that the reason to have children is to give yourself immortality. Immortality? Now that I have five children, my only hope is that they are all out of the house before I die.
Bill Cosby
Because I could not stop for death, He kindly stopped for me; The carriage held but just ourselves and immortality.
It’s not lost on me that everyone dies, but some people have a kind of immortality about them, and you can’t imagine that they will ever be gone.
I’m not a luddite. Science, computers, medicine, they’re all great. But nature is context. That which we can’t control. Its constant mortality and immortality is an answer to the terror of finite existence. It reassures the soul.
The Boomers will eventually have to accept that it is not possible to stay forever young or to stop aging. But it is possible, by committing to show up for others in community after community, to earn a measure of immortality.
The nearest approach to immortality on earth is a government bureau.
The field of ageing research is full of characters. We have hucksters claiming that cures for ageing can be bought and sold; prophetic seers, their hands extended for money, warning that immortality is nigh; and would-be Nobelists working methodically in laboratories in search of a pill to slow ageing.
Presidential aspirants reach for the highest office to satisfy some yearning for greatness or even immortality.
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 something comes to life in others because of you, then you have made an approach to immortality.
Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality.
I suppose that every one of us hopes secretly for immortality; to leave, I mean, a name behind him which will live forever in this world, whatever he may be doing, himself, in the next.
The printing press was at first mistaken for an engine of immortality by everybody except Shakespeare.
The predicate of modern medicine is, ‘We invalidate your humanity, but we give you immortality, so you have to shut up and listen to us.’
When a noble life has prepared old age, it is not decline that it reveals, but the first days of immortality.
Muriel Spark
The future that I will not live to see is the one my children will live in. That’s my immortality. And I shouldn’t try to mortgage theirs for my benefit.
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.
Fyodor Dostoevsky
We’ve always used that as a goal – the record that literally every single track on it could be a hit. A record that breaks doors down, that opens up new opportunities to us, that helps you achieve true immortality as an artist.
It’s what all writers dream of, that our work finds a measure of immortality that long outlives the words of any critic.
Physical immortality is seductive. The ancient Hindus sought it; the Greek physician Galen from the 2nd Century A.D. and the Arabic philosopher/physician Avicenna from the 11th Century A.D. believed in it.
O thou great, unknown Power! Thou Almighty God, who hast lighted up reason in my breast and blessed me with immortality! I have frequently wandered from that order and regularity necessary for the perfection of thy works, yet thou hast never left me nor forsaken me.
Robert Burns
To her audience, Janis Joplin has remained a symbol, artifact and reminder of late Sixties youth culture. Her popularity never derived from her musical ability, but from her capacity to link her fantasies of freedom and immortality with ours.
The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.
Bruce Lee
I personally am not so obsessed about immortality for myself. The human body has been designed that way, obsolescence is OK.
Women have always been the world’s burden bearers. Ever since history began the great burden of the world’s faith, its belief in immortality has been carried in the arms of its women.
When a noble life has prepared for old age, it is not decline that it reveals, but the first days of immortality.
Madame de Stael
Men there have been who have done the essayist’s part so well as to have earned an immortality in the doing; but we have had not many of them, and they make but a poor figure on our shelves. It is a pity that things should be thus with us, for a good essayist is the pleasantest companion imaginable.
William Ernest Henley
Literature is the immortality of speech.
August Wilhelm von Schlegel
The union of the Word and the Mind produces that mystery which is called Life… Learn deeply of the Mind and its mystery, for therein lies the secret of immortality.
For me, the key to longevity – and immortality, in a sense – has to do with transformation.
The early Bob Dylan was compulsively drawn to the conflict between stability and the search for immortality.
The relation of landlord and tenant is not an ideal one, but 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.
Everyone dies, and I am not, you know, I don’t believe in the Homeric idea that, you know, immortality comes by, you know, having odes sung about you over the centuries, you know?
If you’re the leader, you have to communicate the message of immortality to your people. Because I believe if a leader hides behind a rock, then the people will hide behind a mountain.
Religiously the Empire was pluralistic and marked by a search for a faith which would be satisfying intellectually and ethically and would give assurance of immortality.
Traditional Judaism has always embraced the doctrine of the immortality of the soul and the ultimate resurrection of the dead.
That there is as yet no drug for immortality – or, for that matter, for muscle growth in the infirm – does not mean that immortality is theoretically or even technically impossible.
If all else fails, immortality can always be assured by spectacular error.
Persons famous in the arts partake of the immortality of princes, and are upon a footing with them.
Francis I
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.
I have a longing for violin or organ. Is it too simple to say those sustaining sounds symbolise immortality?
Lovers of air travel find it exhilarating to hang poised between the illusion of immortality and the fact of death.
Alexander Chase
Immortality is the negation of death. We do not usually speak about ‘innatality’ – about having not yet been born – yet this is something we would have to regard as the other aspect of the human soul. We are just as unborn as we are immortal.
The only greatness for man is immortality.
Being vegan is not the key to immortality. We’re all going to get sick and die. But to know you’re living without harming? That’s the loveliest feeling.
Probably I chose immortality because mortality is a universal human obsession.
The doctrine of immortality rests upon human affection. We love; therefore, we wish to live.
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.
Henry Van Dyke
Ours is decidedly not an age of Abrahams, Jacobs, or of youthful Elazars proud to be regarded as men of seventy. On the contrary, it is one in which the external signs of aging are avoided at all costs, youth is worshipped, and immortality is sought not in children but in Botox.
It is easy to remove the mind from harping on the lost illusion of immortality. The disciplined intellect fears nothing and craves no sugar-plum at the day’s end, but is content to accept life and serve society as best it may.
I do not believe in immortality of the individual, and I consider ethics to be an exclusively human concern with no superhuman authority behind it.
There’s a feeling of immortality you have in youth. You just don’t see the dangers around you, or, if you do, maybe you’re even excited by them.
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.
Alex Chiu
When you go to war as a boy, you have a great illusion of immortality. Other people get killed, not you… Then, when you are badly wounded the first time, you lose that illusion, and you know it can happen to you.
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.
He ne’er is crowned with immortality Who fears to follow where airy voices lead.
We must start with the reality that corporations cannot guarantee anyone a lifetime job any more than corporations have a guarantee 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 believe in personal immortality; the only way I expect to have some version of such a thing is through my books.
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.
Aging followed by death is the price we pay for the immortality of our genes. You find this information soul-killing; I find it thrilling, liberating.