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1,192.  I do not set my life at a pin’s fee;

And for my soul, what can it do to that,

Being a thing immortal as itself.  (Life’s Like That & Soul & Immortal)  William Shakespeare, Hamlet I iv 65-67

 

 

6,212.  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.  (Individual & Immortality & Ethics)  Albert Einstein 

 

 

7,005.  Public schools are the nurseries of all vice and immortality.  (School & Vice & Immorality)  Henry Fielding 1707-54, Joseph Andrews

 

 

7,216.  There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book.  Books are well written or badly written.  (Book & Morality & Immorality)  Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray 1891

 

 

7,267.  The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.  (Book & Immoral)  Oscar Wilde 

 

 

9,733.  All art is immoral.  (Art & Immoral)  Oscar Wilde, Intentions 1891

 

 

9,428.  What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.  (Death & Immortal)  Albert Pike

 

 

24,068.  Believe me, Captain, immortality consists mostly of boredom.  (Star Trek & Immortality & Boredom)  Star Trek: Metamorphosis s2e9, Cochrane

 

 

25,209.  They force immortality on me.  And when they do that they cheapen and denigrate my life ... For us the disease is immortality.  (Star Trek: Voyager & Immortality)  Star Trek: Voyager: Death Wish s2e18, asylum-seeking Q

 

 

9,208.  I don’t want to achieve immortality through my work.  I want to achieve it through not dying.  (Death & Immortality & Achievement)  Woody Allen

 

 

77,002.  And when he goes beyond the three conditions of nature, which constitute his moral body then, free from birth, old age, and death, and sorrow, he enters into Immortality.  Bhagavad Gita: Krishnas Dialogue on the Soul 14:20

 

 

77,003.  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 be dried up.  Fedor Dostoevsky 1821-81, The Brothers Karamazov

 

 

77,004.  Millions long for immortality who don’t know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday Afternoon.  Susan Ertz 1894-1985

 

 

77,005.  One has to pay dearly for immortality; one has to die several times while one is still alive.  Friedrich Nietzsche

 

 

77,006.  Each life makes its own imitation of immortality.  (Imitation & Immortality)  Stephen King

 

 

77,007.  The only greatness for man is immortality.  (Immortal & Greatness)  James Dean

 

 

77,008.  He ne’er is crowned with immortality

Who fears to follow where airy voices lead.  John Keats

  

 

77,009.  Once in one’s life, for one mortal moment, one must make a grab for immortality; if not, one has not lived.  Sylvester Stallone

 

 

77,010.  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

 

 

77,011.  My music will go on for ever.  Maybe it’s a fool say that, but when me know facts me can say facts.  My music will go on for ever.  (Immortality & Music & Reggae)  Bob Marley  

 

 

77,012.  Another glorious Sierra day in which one seems to be dissolved and absorbed and sent pulsing onward we know not where.  Life seems neither long nor short, and we take no more heed to save time or make haste than do the trees and stars.  This is true freedom, a good practical sort of immortality.  (Immortality & Day)  John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra   

 

 

77,013.  I will have nothing to do with your immortality; we are miserable enough in this life, without the absurdity of speculating upon another.  (Immortal & Misery)  Lord Byron, letter to Francis Hodgson, 3 September 1811

 

 

77,014.  He had decided to live for ever or die in the attempt.  Joseph Heller, Catch-22 1961

 

 

77,015.  No, no, I’m sure,

My restless spirit never could endure

To brood so long upon one luxury,

Unless it did, though fearfully, espy

A hope beyond the shadow of a dream.  John Keats, Endymion 1818 I

 

He ne'er is crowned with immortality

Who fears to follow where airy voices lead.  ibid.  II

 

 

77,016.  I long to believe in immortality.  I shall never be able to bid you an entire farewell.  If I am destined to be happy with you here – how short is the longest life.  I wish to believe in immortality – I wish to live with you forever.  John Keats, letter to Fanny Brawne July 1820

 

 

77,017.  And in the wreck of noble lives

Something immortal still survives.  (Immortality & Ship)  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Building of the Ship l375

 

 

77,018.  For who would lose,

Though full of pain, this intellectual being,

Those thoughts that wander through eternity,

To perish rather, swallow’d up and lost

In the wide womb of uncreated night,

Devoid of sense and motion?  (Immortality & Spirit)  John Milton, Paradise Lost II:146  

 

3,914.  Millions of spiritual creatures walk the earth

Unseen, both when we wake, and when we sleep.  (Earth & Spirit & Angel)  ibid.

 

77,019.  They eat, they drink, and in communion sweet

Quaff immortality and joy.  (Immortality & Spirit)  ibid.  V:637

  

77,020.  For spirits that live throughout

Vital in every part, not as frail man,

In entrails, heart or head, liver or reins,

Cannot but by annihilating die.  (Immortality & Spirit)  ibid.  VI:345

 

 

77,021.  The human mind cannot be absolutely destroyed with the body, but something of it remains which is eternal ... We feel and know by experience that we are eternal.  (Immortal & Eternal)  Baruch Spinoza, Ethics V:23

 

 

77,022.  Immortality!  We bow before the very term.  Immortality!  Before it reason staggers, calculation reclines her tired head, and imagination folds her weary pinions.  Immortality!  It throws open the portals of the vast forever; it puts the crown of deathless destiny upon every human brow; it cries to every uncrowned king of men, ‘Live forever, crowned for the empire of a deathless destiny!’  George Douglas

 

 

77,023.  But felt through all this fleshly dresse

Bright shootes of everlastingnesse.  Henry Vaughan, The Retreate

 

 

77,024.  Facte nova virtute, puer; sic itur ad astra: Go on and increase in valor, O boy! this is the path to immortality.  Virgil, Aeneid IX:641

 

 

77,025.  What a world were this,

How unendurable its weight, if they

Whom Death hath sundered did not meet again!  Robert Southey, Inscription XVII: epitaph

 

 

77,026.  And now have I finished a work which neither the wrath of Jove, nor fire, nor steel, nor all-consuming time can destroy.  Welcome the day which can destroy only my physical man in ending my uncertain life.  In my better part I shall be raised to immortality above the lofty stars, and my name shall never die.  Ovid, Metamorphoses XV:871  

 

 

115,660.  The end of life: it’s a reality that terrifies us and motivates us.  Now cutting edge science embarks on a bold mission to extend human life … Will death remain inevitable or can we live for ever?  (Universe & Life & Death & Immortality & Entropy)  Morgan Freeman’s Through the Wormhole s2e9, Can We Live For Ever?

 

115,661.  Anything and everything in the universe has the tendency to go from order to disorder … Nothing is immune to the power of entropy.    (Universe & Life & Death & Immortality & Entropy)  ibid.  

 

 

9,372.  Death is our ultimate destination: a place from which no-one ever returns.  But what if death wasn’t the end?  (Death & Immortality & Entropy)  Morgan Freeman’s Through the Wormhole s3e6, Can We Resurrect the Dead?

 

9,373.  What if we could grow the dead back to life? ... Can we cultivate a garden of resurrected humans?  (Death & Immortality & Entropy)  ibid.

 

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