Immortality Sayings and Quotes

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


The only greatness for man is immortality.     

James Dean

Immortality is a chancy thing; it cannot be promised or earned. Perhaps it cannot even be identified for what it is.     

Gregory Maguire

Immortality is the best recollection one leaves.     

Napoleon Bonaparte

Immortality like this is about as useful as sunscreen on a submarine.     

Elizabeth Marx

We who are immortal, we are chained to this life by a chain of gold, and we dare not sever it for fear of what lies beyond the drop.     

Cassandra Clare

Once in one's life, for one mortal moment, one must make a grab for immortality; if not, one has not lived.     

Sylvester Stallone

Only one who has achieved immortality of awareness can laugh with life and laugh with death.     

Frederick Lindemann

Immortality no longer interests the weary old man at all.     

Milan Kundera

The essence of immorality is the tendency to make an exception of myself.     

Jane Addams

Immortality is here and now, and is not a speculative something beyond the grave. It is a lucid state of consciousness in which the sensations of the body, the varying and unrestful states of mind, and the circumstances and events of life are seen to be of a fleeting and therefore of an illusory character.     

James Allen

Immortality is the genius to move others long after you yourself have stopped moving.     

Frank Rooney

Immortality will come to such as are fit for it; and he who would be a great soul in the future must be a great soul now.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Immortal life is something to be earned, By slow self-conquest, comradeship with Pain, And patient seeking after higher truths.     

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Immortality - a fate worse than death.     

Edgar A. Shoaff

One has to pay dearly for immortality; one has to die several times while one is still alive.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

To desire immortality is to desire the eternal perpetuation of a great mistake.     

Arthur Schopenhauer

Of immortality, the soul, when well employed, is incurious. It is so well, that it is sure that it will be well. It asks no questions of the Supreme Power.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing but truth is immortal.     

Robert G. Ingersoll

Immortality is but ubiquity in time.     

Herman Melville

One plays at being immortal and after a few weeks one doesn't even know whether or not one can hang on till the next day.     

Albert Camus