About the afterlife

“I don’t believe in an afterlife, although I am bringing a change of underwear.”

Woody Allen

“Almost every person I have ever talked to in my world travels has believed in life after death.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

“Neither a man nor a nation can live without a “higher idea” and there is only one such idea on earth, that of an immortal human soul; all the other “higher ideas” by which men live follow from that.”

Feodor Dostoevsky

“The blazing evidence of immortality is our dissatisfaction with any other solution.”

Ralth Waldo Emerson

“For certain is death for the born, and certain is brith for the dead; therefore over the inevitable thou shouldst not grieve.”


“I know that by the end of this life some will do penance by purgatorial flames.”

Saint Gregory I

“The fire of Gehenna is sixty times as hot as the fire of this earth.”

The Talmud

“The hour of departure has arrived, and we go our ways- I to die, and you to live. Which is the better, God only knows.”


“Six feet from earth makes us all one size”

Italian proverb

“We die once, and for such a long time!”


“I have good hope that there is something after death.”


“There may be little or much beyond the grade, but the strong are saying nothing until they see.”

Robert Frost

“The dead don’t die….they look on and help.”

D. H. Lawrence

“May you get to heaven a half hour before the devil knows you are dead.”

Irish proverb

“The last day does not bring extinction but a change in place.”


“Only faith in a life after death is a brighter world where dear ones will meet again- only that and the measured tramp of time can give consolation.”

Winston Churchill

“We don’t really understand most of what’s happening in the cosmos. Is there any afterlife? Who knows.”

David Eagleman

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

Ali ibn Abi Talib

“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

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

Stephen Hawking

“There is an afterlife. I am convinced of this.”

Paulo Coelho

“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

“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

“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.”

Will Rogers

“The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.”

Dante Alighieri

“I have no idea what’s awaiting me, or what will happen when this all ends. For the moment I know this: there are sick people and they need curing.”

Albert Camus

“I would love to believe that when I die I will live again, that some thinking, feeling, remembering part of me will continue. But as much as I want to believe that, and despite the ancient and worldwide cultural traditions that assert an afterlife, I know of nothing to suggest that it is more than wishful thinking.”

Carl Sagan