Afterlife Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old afterlife quotes, afterlife sayings, and afterlife proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


This is what is meant by last words: they are keys to unlock the afterlife. They're not last words but passwords, and as soon as they're spoken you can go.     

Daniel Wallace

The chief problem about death ... is the fear that there may be no afterlife - a depressing thought.     

Woody Allen

I am convinced of the afterlife, independent of theology. If the world is rationally constructed, there must be an afterlife.     

Kurt Friedrich Gödel

In one sense there is no death. The life of a soul on earth lasts beyond departure. You will always feel that life touching yours, that voice speaking to you. He/She lives on in your life and in the lives of all others that knew him/her.     

Angelo Patri

I firmly believe that when you die you will enter immediately into another life. They who have gone before us are alive in one form of life and we in another.     

Norman Vincent Peale

There is no "next" after you are dead and gone from your own world.     

Rabindranath Tagore

The vision people hold of the world to come is but a reflection, with predictable wishful distortions, of the world in which they live.     

James Baldwin

We have no reliable guarantee that the afterlife will be any less exasperating than this one, have we?     

Noel Coward

It is what we see when we imagine what the afterlife must be like: our happiest triumphs, our most sincere moments, stolen from the seam of our lives, a respite just before the onset of imminent tragedy.     

Joe Meno

Anyone who craves an afterlife has not lived their life to the fullest.     

Robert Black

Men long for an afterlife in which there apparently is nothing to do but delight in heaven's wonders.     

Louis D. Brandeis

If this world isn't good enough for us then an afterlife won't be enough.     

Fanny Howe

My understanding of life is very existential. I think that we are our bodies. There's nothing else, and when we die, that's it. No afterlife.     

David Cronenberg

In the afterlife you don't have to worry about looking for work.     

Ed Wood

Is death the last sleep? No, it is the last and final awakening     

Walter Scott

Perhaps passing through the gates of death is like passing quietly through the gate in a pasture fence. On the other side, you keep walking, without the need to look back. No shock, no drama, just the lifting of a plank or two in a simple wooden gate in a clearing. Neither pain, nor floods of light, nor great voices, but just the silent crossing of a meadow.     

Mark Helprin

The best way to earn paradise in the afterlife is to create it in your life and in the life of your neighbor.     

Bangambiki Habyarimana

The afterlife is whatever a soul wishes or believes it to be.     

Aimee Carter

Afterlife exist in the unidentified substances.     

Toba Beta

To emphasize the afterlife is to deny life. To concentrate on heaven is to create hell.     

Tom Robbins

You appreciate the little details in life once you realize how fragile it is, you respect the afterlife when you realize how powerful it is.     

Zak Bagans

The thought of being nothing after death is a burden insupportable to a virtuous man.     

John Dryden

No Christian is abandoned at the moment of death. The angels are the ushers, and our passage to heaven is under their escort.     

David Jeremiah

The only 'afterlife' is what other people remember of you.     

Craig Venter

In sorrow we must go, but not in despair. Behold! we are not bound for ever to the circles of the world, and beyond them is more than memory.     

J.R.R. Tolkien

The yearning for an afterlife is the opposite of selfish: it is love and praise for the world that we are privileged, in this complex interval of light, to witness and experience.     

John Updike

Memories are aches; they are the laughter Smiles of time flee to seize the hereafter.     

Munia Khan

If we can prove an afterlife, then we have less pressure to make our physical life last forever.     

Chuck Palahniuk

After your death, you will be what you were before your birth.     

Arthur Schopenhauer

The idea of an afterlife where you can be reunited with loved ones can be immensely consoling – though not to me.     

Richard Dawkins

Death is but a transition from this life to another existence where there is no more pain and anguish. All the bitterness and disagreements will vanish, and the only thing that lives forever is love.     

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

My view of the afterlife is that it's made of different levels, depending on how spiritual a life we live.     

John Edward

I believe that when death closes our eyes we shall awaken to a light, of which our sunlight is but the shadow.     

Arthur Schopenhauer

Life does not end when we die. Death is a rebirth into a spirit world of light and love, a transition from the physical to the spiritual that is no more frightening or painful than passing between rooms through an open doorway. It is a joyful homecoming to our natural home.     

Betty Eadie

Do for this life as if you live forever, do for the afterlife as if you will die tomorrow.     

Ali Ibn Abi Talib

The real question of life after death isn't whether or not it exists, but even if it does what problem this really solves.     

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Whether you reach a lot of people or have a profound impact on a few people, their memories of you are your afterlife.     

Greg Graffin

Life is cruel. Why should the afterlife be any different!     

Davy Jones

Belief in the future life is the appetite of reason.     

Walter Savage Landor

People think of life as being so sacred and they feel like this is their only chance and they have to do something with their life and make an impact As far as I'm concerned, it's just a pitstop for the afterlife. It's just a little test to see how you can handle reality.     

Kurt Cobain

Of course you don't die. Nobody dies. Death doesn't exist. You only reach a new level of vision, a new realm of consciousness, a new unknown world.     

Henry Miller