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- The average man, who does not know what to do with his life, wants another one which will last forever.
- Anatole France (1844 - 1924)
- The only thing wrong with immortality is that it tends to go on forever.
- Herb Caen
- If all else fails, immortality can always be assured by spectacular error.
- John Kenneth Galbraith (1908 - 2006)
- Ten thousand fools proclaim themselves into obscurity, while one wise man forgets himself into immortality.
- Martin Luther King Jr. (1929 - 1968)
- Seek not, my soul, the life of the immortals; but enjoy to the full the resources that are within thy reach.
- Pindar (522 BC - 443 BC), 518-438 B.C.
- The soul of man is immortal and imperishable.
- Plato (427 BC - 347 BC), The Republic
- Immortality. I notice that as soon as writers broach this question they begin to quote. I hate quotation. Tell me what you know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882), Journal (May 1849)
- The first condition of immortality is death.
- Stanislaw J. Lec (1909 - 1966), "Unkempt Thoughts"
- Millions long for immortality who don't know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
- Susan Ertz, Anger in the Sky
- Our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness.
- Vladimir Nabokov (1899 - 1977)
- I have
Immortal longings in me.
- William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), "Antony and Cleopatra", Act 5 scene 2
- I don't want to achieve immortality through my work... I want to achieve it through not dying.
- Woody Allen (1935 - )