I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying.
Author: Woody Allen (1935)
Profession: American Director, Screenwriter, Actor, Comedian
Immortality is what nature possesses without effort and without anybody's assistance, and immortality is what the mortals must therefore try to achieve if they want to live up to the world into which they were born, to live up to the things which surround them and to whose company they are admitted for a short while.
Author: Hannah Arendt (1906-1975)
Profession: German-born American Political Philosopher
Every idea is endowed of itself with immortal life, like a human being. All created form, even that which is created by man, is immortal. For form is independent of matter: molecules do not constitute form.
Author: Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867)
Profession: French Poet
Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou has sent. [Jesus -- John 17:3]
Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian
Films and gramophone records, music, books and buildings show clearly how vigorously a man's life and work go on after his ''death,'' whether we feel it or not, whether we are aware of the individual names or not. There is no such thing as death according to our view!
Author: Martin Bormann (1900-1945)
Profession: German Nazi Leader
If there is a God, man's immortality is certain. If not, Immortality would not be worth having.
Author: Edgar Sheffield Brightman
To himself everyone is an immortal. He may know that he is going to die, but he can never know that he is dead.
Author: Samuel Butler (1612-1680)
Profession: British Poet, Satirist
It has been said that the immortality of the soul is a ''grand peut-''tre'' --but still it is a grand one. Everybody clings to it --the stupidest, and dullest, and wickedest of human bipeds is still persuaded that he is immortal.
Author: Lord Byron (1788-1824)
Profession: British Poet
The only thing wrong with immortality is that it tends to go on forever.
Author: Herb Caen
For them that think death's honesty won't fall upon them naturally life sometimes must get lonely.
Author: Bob Dylan (1941)
Profession: American Musician, Singer, Songwriter
Higher than the question of our duration is the question of our deserving. Immortality will come to such as are fit for it, and he would be a great soul in future must be a great soul now.
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
Profession: American Poet, Essayist
Millions long for immortality who do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
Author: Susan Ertz
He had decided to live forever or die in the attempt.
Author: Joseph Heller (1923)
Profession: American Author
Immortal mortals, mortal immortals, one living the others death and dying the others life.
Profession: Greek Philosopher
The best argument I know for an immortal life is the existence of a man who deserves one.
Author: William James (1842-1910)
Profession: American Psychologist, Professor, Author