Quotes on Life After Death

Die happily and look forward to taking up a new and better form. Like the sun, only when you set in the west can you rise in the east. Rumi

In the fullness of time, educated people will believe there is no soul independent of the body, and hence no life after death. Francis Crick

Through the ages, man's main concern was life after death. Today, for the first time, we find we must ask questions about whether there will be life before death. Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

Silence before being born, silence after death: life is nothing but noise between two unfathomable silences. Isabel Allende

Give, do not lend; after death who will thank you? E M Forster

Death is nothing else but going home to God, the bond of love will be unbroken for all eternity. Mother Teresa

In the past our glorious visions of the future - heaven, paradise, nirvana - were thought to happen after death. The newer thought is that we do not have to die to get there. We are not speaking here of life after death in some mythical heaven, but life more abundant in real time in history. We are speaking of the next stage of our social evolution. Barbara Marx Hubbard

Six weeks after his death my father appeared to me in a dream... It was an unforgettable experience, and it forced me for the first time to think about life after death. Carl Jung

The hope for life after death must be separated forever from the behavior control mentality of reward and punishment. The Church must abandon, therefore, its reliance on guilt as a motivator of behavior. John Shelby Spong

Antoine St. Exupery once mourned the loss of a man and the secret treasures that he held inside him. I loved Exupery; I will read him again, and he will talk to me, not being dead, or gone. Is that life after death - mind living on paper and flesh living in offspring? Maybe. I do not know. Sylvia Plath

Death is simply a shedding of the physical body like the butterfly shedding its cocoon. It is a transition to a higher state of consciousness where you continue to perceive, to understand, to laugh, and to be able to grow. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

The purpose of life is to familiarize oneself with this after-death body so that the act of dying will not create confusion in the psyche. Terence Mckenna

O sleepers! what a thing is slumber! Sleep resembles death. Ah, why then dost thou not work in such wise as that after death thou mayst retain a resemblance to perfect life, when, during life, thou art in sleep so like to the hapless dead? Leonardo Da Vinci

The question of what we are can only be answered by ourselves. We each decide what we are by the life choices we make. How we were made, who are parents are, where we are from, the color of our skin, who we choose to love, all those things do not define us. Our actions define us, and will keep defining us until even after death. P C Cast

After death, life reappears in a different form and with different laws. It is inscribed in the laws of the permanence of life on the surface of the earth and everything that has been a plant and an animal will be destroyed and transformed into a gaseous, volatile and mineral substance. Louis Pasteur

If some good evidence for life after death were announced, I'd be eager to examine it; but it would have to be real scientific data, not mere anecdote. As with the face on Mars and alien abductions, better the hard truth, I say, than the comforting fantasy. Carl Sagan

It is not possible to provide evidence of life after death to the five senses anymore than it is possible to provide the five senses with evidence of non-physical reality. It cannot be done. The five senses; sight,hearing, taste and smell together form a single sensory system whose object of detection is physical reality. This cannot detect non-physical reality. Humankind is beginning to be able to access data the 5 senses cannot provide. Gary Zukav

If fame is to come only after death, I am in no hurry for it. Martial

Does fashion matter? Always - though not quite as much after death. Joan Rivers

The reason for such an "unreasonable" attitude with me is that I am not at all sure what will happen to me after death. I have good reasons to assume that things are not finished with death. Life seems to be an interlude in a long story. Carl Jung

Black is like the silence of the body after death, the close of life. Wassily Kandinsky

On that night I was left with only the truth that nothing of our personality survives after death, that in the end all that was Misha Vainberg would evaporate along with the styles and delusions of his epoch, leaving behind not one flutter of his sad heavy brilliance, not one damp spot around which his successors could congregate to appreciate his life and times. Gary Shteyngart

Death is the greatest illusion of all. Rajneesh

I actually do believe in life after death. George Saunders

It's just as idiotic to say there is no life after death as it is to say there is one. Jeanne Moreau

The same as real life, there is no happily ever after. Chuck Palahniuk

What we should be after death, we have to attain in life, i.e. holiness and bliss. Here on earth the Kingdom of God begins. Paracelsus

There is nothing there - no soul - there is only this question about after death. The question has to die now to find the answer - your answer; not my answer - because the question is born out of the assumption, the belief, that there is something to continue after death. U.G. Krishnamurti

We die, because we live. Herman Melville

Tis on the living Envy feeds. She silent grows When, after death, man's honor is his guard. So I, when on the pyre consumed I lie, Shall live, for all that's noblest will survive. Ovid

We must all die. There's nothing terrible about death. But to live on after death, a soul, earthbound, a vampire-you don't wish any such fate for your beloved. Guy Endore

Life and death appear more certainly ours than whatsoever else; and yet hardly can that be called ours, which comes without our knowledge, and goes without it. Walter Savage Landor

There is no solution to death.Life intends to kill us. Dorothy L Sayers

Begin thinking of death and you are no longer sure of your life. It's a Hebrew proverb. Leo Gordon

Who knows but life be that which men call death, And death what men call life? Euripides

We die of too much life. Herman Melville

The living is a species of the dead; and not a very attractive one. Friedrich Nietzsche

It matters not how a man dies, but how he lives. Samuel Johnson

Every thing admonishes us how needlessly long life is. Ralph Waldo Emerson

But real life doesn't travel in a perfect straight line; it doesn't necessarily have that 'all lived happily ever after' bit. You have to work on where you're going. Chris Kyle

I want people to emphasize life before death as opposed to life after death. Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Men die and they are not happy. Albert Camus

The end of a life is always vivifying. Samuel Beckett

Without knowledge, life is no more than the shadow of death Moliere

Our German forefathers had a very kind religion. They believed that, after death, they would meet again all the good dogs that had been their companions in life. I wish I could believe that too. Otto Von Bismarck

The great Easter truth is not that we are to live newly after death - that is not the great thing - but that...we are to, and may, live nobly now because we are to live forever. Phillips Brooks

For, as the substance of the brain, like that of the other solids of our body, is nearly incompressible, the quantity of blood within the head must be the same, or very nearly the same, at all times, whether in health or disease, in life or after death. Alexander Monro

We enter the bardo, the intermediate state after ? death , just as we enter dream after falling asleep. If our experience of ? dream lacks clarity and is of confused emotional states and habitual reactivity, we will have trained ourselves to experience the processes of death in the same way. Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche

The nonexistent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired. Only after death, only in solitude, does a man's true nature emerge. In death, as on the chimney sweep's Saturday night, the soot gets washed from his body. Franz Kafka

Parents remain our touchstones, fellow travelers, even after death. They are both missing and present. Ellen Goodman

I think it is better for all people to live on, to look forward to the next stage (after death), as if he had to spend centuries, then he lives properly... looking forward to the great adventure ahead, then he lives! Carl Jung

It was like a dream you might have after death in which lost people came back to life, your friends loved you again no matter what you had done, and your failures were unaccountably forgiven. Ann Brashares

Learning is a friend on the journey; a wife in the house; medicine in sickness; and religious merit is the only friend after death. Chanakya

People after death become complete again. The blind can see, the deaf can hear, cripples are no longer crippled after all their vital signs have ceased to exist. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

But I just don't think it's an abyss of nothingness [after death] and that we fall off and that our journey stops. I think it's circular and we go and we go and we go. I know that there are civilizations that I think are way more sophisticated than we are and I think more sophisticated civilizations lived before us. Halle Berry

Life hath more awe than death. Philip James Bailey

I learned it by doing it, and I was scared to death. Herb Kelleher

In this world, there is life and death; he who misses the life shall never die anymore, because he is already a dead! Mehmet Murat Ildan

There is no life after death, so offer kindness to all, not in the next life but now Greg Epstein

There is no need for revenge. Living happily ever after is a sign that you have not let the past beat you. Leon Brown

The unconscious psyche believes in life after death Carl Jung

I may not believe in life after death, but what a gift it is to be alive now. Natalie Angier

Resurrection means bodily life after 'life after death,' or, if you prefer, bodily life after the state of 'death' N T Wright

Perhaps there is no life after death....there's just Los Angeles. Richard Anderson

It is, I think, good evidence of life after death Donald Soper, Baron Soper

Do I think there's life after death? No, I think my books are my life after death. May Sarton

The Biblical vision is not so much concerned with life after death but about life after life after death. N T Wright

Resurrection means bodily life after "life after death," or, if you prefer, bodily life after the state of "death" N T Wright

Life after death is the elephant in the living room, the one that we are not supposed to notice. Dinesh D'Souza

I believe in life after death. Pierre Trudeau

There is no conclusive evidence of life after death, but there is no evidence of any sort against it. Soon enough you will know, so why fret about it? Robert A Heinlein

Melbourne is the kind of town that really makes you consider the question 'Is there life after death? Bette Midler

A good death does honour to a whole life. Petrarch

If I can, I shall keep my death from saying anything that my life has not already said. Michel De Montaigne

Never but the one matter. The dead and gone. The dying and going. From the word go. Samuel Beckett

Fungi are the interface organisms between life and death. Paul Stamets

Only this shimmeriness is the real living. The shape is a dead crust. The shimmer is inside really. D H Lawrence

Death is terrifying, but it would be even more terrifying to find out that you are going to live forever and never die. Anton Chekhov

The only thing I do know is that from chaos comes opportunity. Daniel S. Loeb

After death there is nothing. Seneca the Younger

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