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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
Parents lend children their experience and a vicarious memory; children endow their parents with a vicarious immortality.
Immortality: A toy which people cry for, And on their knees apply for, Dispute, contend and lie for, And if allowed Would be right proud Eternally to die for.
For me, the key to longevity - and immortality, in a sense - has to do with transformation.
He ne'er is crowned with immortality Who fears to follow where airy voices lead.
The insatiable thirst for everything which lies beyond, and which life reveals, is the most living proof of our immortality.
The only thing wrong with immortality is that it tends to go on forever.
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 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.
I believe in the immortality of all creatures.
It is the perennial youthfulness of mathematics itself which marks it off with a disconcerting immortality from the other sciences.
E. T. Bell
What does immortality mean to me? That we all want more time; and we want it to be quality time.
Joan D. Vinge
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.
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.
Since we have had a history, men have pursued an ideal of immortality.
Probably I chose immortality because mortality is a universal human obsession.
Joan D. Vinge
I don't think immortality is necessarily the key to understanding the world. You have to be careful with what you think you're achieving. I'm all for science discovering amazing and fantastic things about our world, but I think the motivations behind it are slightly askew.
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
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.
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.
I think there's a sort of agony with all intelligent and very creative designers that it's only fashion, that in the end it's only the decorative arts. I had a feeling towards the end that Saint Laurent and Berge were very keen to attain that immortality that a lot of designers long for. You know, those endless exhibitions.
Immortality. We all want to be remembered: We want to do things that will make people say, 'Isn't he wonderful?'
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.
The first requisite for immortality is death.
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
The printing press was at first mistaken for an engine of immortality by everybody except Shakespeare.
C. S. Lewis
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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