Quotes about the Afterlife

I do not believe in an afterlife, although I am bringing a change of underwear. Woody Allen

I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is ready for the ordeal of meeting me is another matter. Winston Churchill. (On his 75th birthday)

Heaven will be no heaven to me if I do not meet my wife there. Andrew Jackson

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

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

Everything science has taught me – and continues to teach me – strengthens my belief in the continuity of our spiritual existence after death. Nothing disappears without a trace. Wernher von Braun

As for a future life, every man must judge for himself between conflicting vague probabilities. Charles Darwin

Personally, I would be delighted if there were a life after death, especially if it permitted me to continue to learn about this world and others, if it gave me a chance to discover how history turns out. Carl Sagan

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