Best Quotes About Afterlife

He hoped and prayed that there wasn't an afterlife. Then he realized there was a contradiction involved here and merely hoped that there wasn't an afterlife. -Douglas Adams

I don't believe in an afterlife, so I don't have to spend my whole life fearing hell, or fearing heaven even more. For whatever the tortures of hell, I think the boredom of heaven would be even worse. -Isaac Asimov

Man is so muddled, so dependent on the things immediately before his eyes, that every day even the most submissive believer can be seen to risk the torments of the afterlife for the smallest pleasure. -Joseph de Maistre

I had to get rid of any idea of hell or any idea of the afterlife. That's what held me, kept me down. So now I just have nothing but contempt for the institution of the church. -Frank McCourt

Why do people embrace God? In my opinion, belief in God and an afterlife is a necessary extension of man's need to feel that this life does not end with what we call death. -Robert Vaughn

I happen to believe that there is an afterlife. -Beatrice Wood

And a friend of mine in the Christys, we used to sit up at night and talk and read and wonder if reincarnation, and if it wasn't reality, what would happen to the human spirit when the body dies? Is there an afterlife? Just questions like that. -Barry McGuire

Likewise the leader of any state has to do the same, he has to enforce Shariah firmly, for he will be held in account later in the afterlife if he fails. -Abu Bakar Bashir

When videotape came so a lot of movies that I do have a kind of afterlife in video. Things where movies that I do would come and go; they still come and go but you can go rent them and see them on TV. -Christopher Walken

I find it difficult to imagine an afterlife, such as Christians, or at any rate many religious people, conceive it, believing that the conversations with relatives and friends interrupted here on earth will be continued in the hereafter. -Edvard Munch

I learned early about the misery and dangers of life, and about the afterlife, about the external punishment which awaited the children of sin in Hell. -Edvard Munch

Do for this life as if you live forever, do for the afterlife as if you die tomorrow. -Ali ibn Abi Talib

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

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

Well, we can't say any more than we can say there is no god, there is no afterlife. We can only say there is no persuasive evidence for or argument for it. -Christopher Hitchens

I don't have too much faith in destiny, or an afterlife. This is it. -Robin Gibb

There is an afterlife. I am convinced of this. -Paulo Coelho

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

There is no heaven or afterlife for broken-down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark. -Stephen Hawking

We don't really understand most of what's happening in the cosmos. Is there any afterlife? Who knows. -David Eagleman

I'm using the afterlife as a backdrop against which to explore the joys and complexities of being human – it turns out that it's a great lens with which to understand what matters to us. -David Eagleman

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

When you have a regime that would be happier in the afterlife than in this life, this is not a regime that is subject to classic theories of deterrence. -John Bolton

I don't believe in the afterlife, so I do think when somebody passes, it's worthy of note. -Harvey Fierstein

I don't believe in an afterlife but I still fully expect to see my brother again. -Maurice Sendak

I would like to believe in an afterlife; it makes things more palatable. But I'm not banking on it. -Jarvis Cocker

The young boys I speak with say to me: Why would I want to live in this world – where they rely on charity, dry pieces of bread and water, where they are subjected to harsh treatment, when they can be free and be the envy of their colleagues in the afterlife. They are only too eager to sign on the dotted line and join the ranks of the Taliban. -Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

I am not interested in the afterlife. Religion is supposed to be about losing your ego, not preserving it eternally in optimum conditions. -Karen Armstrong

I'd like to see a ghost. It would confirm there's an afterlife. -Marlon Wayans

I can see my ghost trying to get that Academy Award, forever stuck in a casting office. Can you imagine? I've spent enough time in audition rooms. I don't want to be doing that in my afterlife. -Rachael Taylor

I don't expect too much from the afterlife, I think that I know very well what pain is. When I think of the end of my life, I think mainly: I didn't do nothing, but I could have done more. -Sylvia Kristel

I don't believe in an afterlife. -Antony Sher

I'm not sure I believe in the whole 'ghost-afterlife' thing, but I think places are marked by people who have been there. -Joanne Harris

Religion has convinced us that there's something else entirely other than concerns about suffering. There's concerns about what God wants, there's concerns about what's going to happen in the afterlife. -Sam Harris

I don't believe in an afterlife. I don't believe in a single or multiple godhead. I respect people who do, but I don't believe it myself. -Tony Judt

I don't know anything about the afterlife because I haven't been there yet. -Marina Abramovic

Of course there are people who think of 'heaven' as a kind of pie-in-the-sky dream of an afterlife to make the thought of dying less awful. No doubt that's a problem as old as the human race. -N. T. Wright

I don't believe in the afterlife. -W. P. Kinsella

I think I do believe in the afterlife; I have heard stories from people who I can completely trust that have seen ghosts. -Saoirse Ronan

Smiths songs certainly have an astonishing afterlife. -Morrissey

I don't believe in any particular definition of the afterlife, but I do believe we're spiritual creatures and more than our biology and that energy cannot be destroyed, but can change. I don't know what the afterlife is going to be, but I'm not afraid of it. -Alan Ball

Everyone fears the cut of the blade. It doesn't matter after that. I know the spirit survives as there is so much evidence of the survival of the personality in the afterlife. -Dan Aykroyd

We're so terrified of death in Western culture that we have to make up a myth of an afterlife. I think there's something to be said for living your life very mindful of the fact that you're going to die because I think you carry yourself differently. It doesn't have to be this big, negative bummer. -Steve Earle

I have a novel that I can write. It's about three soldiers from Somalia. Some babies have been disappearing up on 144th Street, and I speculate later on what happened to them and how they might have been got back. These guys are dead, all three, and they have a chance in the afterlife to do something they should have done when they were alive. -Gil Scott-Heron

I do believe in an afterlife. I try to be at one with people and try to love life as much as I can. -Julia Sawalha

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

I have a traditional view of the afterlife… heaven, hell and judgments. But the accounts of those places are scant, and I believe it's on purpose. We aren't supposed to try to figure out the architecture of the afterlife, since the big game is here in this life. -Doug TenNapel

I have always been interested in the paranormal and afterlife, everything from ghosts to angels. I think that everyone has that curiosity of the great unknown. -Hilary Duff

I cannot live a life where I'm deprived. I'd much rather be five, 10 pounds heavier. With my luck, I'll get myself to that perfect goal weight, and I'll get hit by a bus. Then I'll be like… looking at myself from some afterlife going, 'You idiot. You could have had that agnolotti, dummy.' -Drew Barrymore

I don't believe there's an afterlife – but I don't believe there's an end to life. Consciousness goes beyond the bounds of your body. -Lily Cole

Magic Johnson was in the seventh year of his Hall of Fame career when thoughts of his basketball afterlife led him to the office of uber-executive Michael Ovitz, co-founder of Creative Artists Agency, Hollywood's most powerful agency. -Don Yaeger

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

It is clear that rituals and sacrifices can bring people together, and it may well be that a group that does such things has an advantage over one that does not. But it is not clear why a religion has to be involved. Why are gods, souls, an afterlife, miracles, divine creation of the universe, and so on brought in? -Paul Bloom

My language and my sensibility are yearning to admit a kind of religious or transcendent dimension. But then there's the reality: there's no Heaven, no afterlife of the sort we were promised, and no personal God. -Seamus Heaney

Dad passed away in 2000, but he visits me all the time. He comes to me in different ways. So I have that connection with him, and that comforts me, to know that in time I can come back and still have that with my kids. It's not unfamiliar to me, that connection with the afterlife. I know it's real; I experience it all the time. -Deborah Mailman

I think if there is a God, it's very important that he has a sense of humour – otherwise, you are in for a very miserable afterlife. -Rory Bremner

I felt the question of the afterlife was the black hole of the personal universe: something for which substantial proof of existence had been offered but which had not yet been explored in the proper way by scientists and philosophers. -Raymond Moody

'Why are we here?' 'What is our purpose? 'Is there an afterlife?' 'Is there a God?' 'Is it all about science?' Those are big questions, and usually, TV is a little scared to go there. -Evangeline Lilly

By aiming for paradise, we lose sight of earth. Hope of a beyond and aspiration to an afterlife engender a sense of futility in the present. If the prospect of getting taken up to paradise generates joy, it is the mindless joy of a baby picked up from his crib. -Michel Onfray

I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark. -Stephen Hawking

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

People are very appreciative, and I'm always thrilled at how long the 'Morse' films have lasted. They seem to have an afterlife that goes on and on for decades, which is touching. -Kevin Whately

On the night of the winter solstice, when the dead get their annual reprieve, they go up to the 24-hour donut shop and wedding chapel to get hitched. Marriage is a good and proper pursuit for dead people. For a while, it relieves the dark, shuddering loneliness of the afterlife. -Rachel Swirsky

I remember when I first encountered anthropocentrism. I was in primary school and, in preparation for our confirmation, the class was learning about the afterlife. -John Burnside

Losing my father made me want to find out if I could come up with a version of God or the afterlife that I could feel like was acceptable now that both my parents are in it. -Tracy K. Smith

The process of communication with the afterlife – more of an exchange than a conversation – has always fascinated me. -Rory MacLean

By living so long, the supercentenarian earns the prefixal 'super' and becomes a person suddenly freighted with power and meaning. He's Gandalf, Yoda, the Ancient Mariner, perhaps with some otherworldly insight. He's lived so long that, in fact, he's living the afterlife to his own initial life. -Michael Paterniti

I'd rather there wasn't an afterlife, really. I'd much rather not be me for thousands of years. -William Golding

Citizens of Rome might boast that the claim of 'Civus romanus sum' set them apart from barbarians and slaves, and it was true up to a point, but Roman citizens lived in a society that accepted pain, cruelty, and torture as the norm, and in which there was no suggestion of equality at birth or mercy in the afterlife. -Michael Korda

While there are corporal descriptions of what the afterlife is like in Christianity, Islam and Judaism, what's going on there is the finite trying to describe the infinite. If God knows everything, started everything and is the only one who knows how it's going to end, how can any human know what God wants? -Keith Ellison

The mechanics of love imply some sort of bridge between the sensual and the spiritual, sometimes to the point of deification; the notion of an afterlife is implicit not only in our couplings, but also in our separations. -Joseph Brodsky

I think Heaven and afterlife is for the living; it's for the people that continue on and remember that person, and if you've done something that is substantial in your life then you can leave a legacy and do something positive. -Andy Biersack

I'm an atheist. I don't believe in the afterlife, but I do believe in ghosts. -David Lowery

I was raised in a deeply Catholic family. There was a sense that everything we were doing was to prepare ourselves for an afterlife in heaven. In my teenage years, that became less important to me. Eventually, that turned into agnosticism, which became atheism. -David Lowery

My brother died when he was 19, so a part of me indulges and thinks that some part of him that made him uniquely him is out there, on another plane. So inventing the fictional afterlife in 'Sing, Unburied, Sing' was a way of making that wish real. -Jesmyn Ward

For me, to say I want to go to sleep and retire and prepare for my afterlife, I think that is very selfish. -Mahathir Mohamad

Religion is there to say, 'Hey, you don't have to worry – there's an afterlife.' -Peter Greenaway

I don't believe in an afterlife. You live on in the people you influence during your lifetime. -Viv Albertine

First I stopped believing in hell, then the afterlife. Sometimes that connection is still there, and I'll feel an impulse to pray if I'm stressed or upset. -James Acaster

There were a couple of months when I was approaching graduation where I started to think of graduating from college as the afterlife. Because it's this kind of crazy thing that you always know you're going to finish school inevitably, but nobody ever really tells you what happens afterwards. -Maggie Rogers

I believe there's more than this – that maybe, when we die, our brains conjure up some kind of shutdown experience, and that's what people try to sum up as the afterlife. -Flying Lotus

The appearance on 'The Tonight Show' was one thing, but the YouTube afterlife was incredible. -Jo Koy

I used to just want so badly to have afterlife insured and make sure I was going to heaven. -Pete Holmes

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