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I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying.

Woody Allen (1935-?) American director, actor and 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.

Hannah Arendt (1906-1975) 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.

Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867) French poet.

To himself everyone is an immortal. He may know that he is going to die, but he can never know that he is dead.

Samuel Butler (1612-1680) British poet and 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.

Lord Byron (1788-1824) British poet.


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.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.

He had decided to live forever or die in the attempt.

Joseph Heller (1923-1999) American author.

Immortal mortals, mortal immortals, one living the others death and dying the others life.

Heraclitus (c. 535 BCE-c. 475 BCE) Greek philosopher.

The best argument I know for an immortal life is the existence of a man who deserves one.

William James (1842-1910) American philosopher and psychologist.

I have good hope that there is something after death.

Plato (BC 427-BC 347) Greek philosopher.