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Published Thursday, April 28, 2016 @ 4:43 PM EDT
Apr 28 2016

A cheese may disappoint. It may be dull, it may be naive, it may be oversophisticated. Yet it remains cheese, milk's leap toward immortality.
-Clifton Fadiman

Be the first to say something obvious and achieve immortality.
-Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Death is the beginning of immortality.
-Maximilien Robespierre

He ne'er is crowned with immortality Who fears to follow where airy voices lead.
-John Keats

How else can one threaten, other than with death? The interesting, the original thing, would be to threaten someone with immortality.
-Jorge Luis Borges

I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve immortality through not dying.
-Woody Allen

I neither deny nor affirm the immortality of man. I see no reason for believing in it, but, on the other hand, I have no means of disproving it.
-Thomas Henry Huxley

I notice that as soon as writers broach this question )immortality( they begin to quote. I hate quotation. Tell me what you know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If all else fails immortality can always be assured by adequate error.
-John Kenneth Galbraith

If I gave it all up immediately, I'd lose my immortality. I've put in so many enigmas and puzzles that it will keep the professors busy for centuries arguing over what I meant, and that's the only way of insuring one's immortality.
-James Joyce

If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons.
-James Thurber

If something comes to life in others because of you, then you have made an approach to immortality.
-Norman Cousins

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.
-Walter Gropius

Immorality, I know. Immortality, I cannot judge.
-T.E. Lawrence

Immortality is like trying to carve your initials in a block of ice in the middle of July.
-Arthur Miller

Immortality is the best recollection one leaves.
-Napoleon Bonaparte

Millions long for immortality who don't know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
-Susan Ertz

One of the most pathetic aspects of human history is that every civilization expresses itself most pretentiously, compounds its partial and universal values most convincingly, and claims immortality for its finite existence at the very moment when the decay which leads to death has already begun.
-Reinhold Neibuhr

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.
-Arianna Huffington

Parents lend children their experience and a vicarious memory; children endow their parents with a vicarious immortality.
- George Santayana

The first condition of immortality is death.
-Stanislaw J. Lec

The good die young. That is why immortality is reserved for the greatest of evils.
-Daniel Baldwin

The last thing any sensible human being should want is immortality. As it is, life lasts too long for most of us.
-Joseph Heller

The only thing wrong with immortality is that it tends to go on forever.
-Herb Caen

The skeptic has no illusions about life, nor a vain belief in the promise of immortality. Since this life here and now is all we can know, our most reasonable option is to live it fully.
-Paul Kurtz

What a man does for others, not what they do for him, gives him immortality.
-Daniel Webster


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