Posts Tagged ‘Immortality’


 

Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, by Cory Doctorow front cover

 

“I think that if I’m still here in ten thousand years, I’m going to be crazy as hell. Ten thousand years, pal! Ten thousand years ago, the state-of-the-art was a goat. you really think you’re going to be anything recognizably human in a hundred centuries? Me, I’m not interested in being a post-person. I’m going to wake up one day, and I’m going to say, ‘Well, I guess I’ve seen about enough,’ and that’ll be my last day.”

–“Keep A-Movin’ Dan” on immortality, in Cory Doctorow’s Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom


Front cover of "The Anti-Christ" by Friedrich Nietzsche

“What alone did Mohammed borrow from Christianity? The invention of Paul, his expedient for priestly tyranny, for forming herds: the belief in immortality–i.e., the doctrine of judgment.”

–Friedrich Nietzsche, The Anti-Christ


Front cover of "The Anti-Christ" by Friedrich Nietzsche

“[O]ne does well to put on gloves when reading the New Testament.

The presence of so much filth almost compels one to do so.”

–Friedrich Nietzsche, The Anti-Christ


“The great lie of personal immortality destroys all reason, all naturalness in instinct–all that is beneficial, that is life furthering … So to live that it has no longer any significance, that now becomes the significance of life …”

–Friedrich Nietzsche, The Anti-Christ

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