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1. “A tattoo is a true poetic creation, and is always more than meets the eye. As a tattoo is grounded on living skin, so its essence emotes a poignancy unique to the mortal human condition.”

Tags : Art Body Confidence Creation Creative Emotion Human Mind Mortal Poetic Skin Soul Tattoo Unique
Author : V. Vale
Source : Modern Primitives: An Investigation of Contemporary Adornment and Ritual

2. “Most people do not mind dying, as long as that does not happen today.”

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3. “If there were something that Mother Nature or God could do with money, She or He would have sold immortality to the rich a long time ago.”

Tags : Bribe Bribery Corrupt Death God Gods Graft Humor Humour Immotality Inequality Materialism Money Mortal Mother Nature Nature Payola Poor Rich Satire Sell Subornation Unfair Unfairness Wealth Wealthy

4. “Man is mortal. This is his fate. Man pretends not to be mortal. That is his sin. Man is a creature of time and place, whose perspectives and insights are invariably conditioned by his immediate circumstances.”

Tags : Doctor Faustus Men Mortal Renaissance
Author : Sylvan Barnet

5. “The only problem with her is that she is too perfect. She is bad in a way that entices, and good in a way that comforts. She is mischief but then she is the warmth of home. The dreams of the wild and dangerous but the memories of childhood and gladness. She is perfection. And when given something perfect, it is the nature of man to dedicate his mind to finding something wrong with it and then when he is able to find something wrong with it, he rejoices in his find, and sees only the flaw, becoming blind to everything else! And this is why man is never given anything that is perfect, because when given the imperfect and the ugly, man will dedicate his mind to finding what is good with the imperfect and upon finding one thing good with the extremely flawed, he will only see the one thing good, and no longer see everything that is ugly. And so....man complains to God for having less than what he wants... but this is the only thing that man can handle. Man cannot handle what is perfect. It is the nature of the mortal to rejoice over the one thing that he can proudly say that he found on his own, with no help from another, whether it be a shadow in a perfect diamond, or a faint beautiful reflection in an extremely dull mirror.”

Tags : Blind Men Blindness Of Man Flaw Flaws Human Kind Human Nature Humanity Imperfection Mankind Men Mortal Mortal Men Mortals Perfection The Nature Of Man The Stupidity Of Man
Author : C. JoyBell C.

6. “Robert Ingersoll's character was as nearly perfect as it is possible for the character of mortal man to be... none sweeter or nobler had ever blessed the world. The example of his life was of more value to posterity than all the sermons that were ever written on the doctrine of original sin... The genius for humor and wit and satire of a Voltaire, a wide amplitude of imagination, and a greatness of heart and brain that placed him upon an equal footing with the greatest thinkers of antiquity. He stands, at the close of his career, the first great reformer of the age.{Thomas' words at the funeral of the great Robert Ingersoll}”

Tags : Admiration Antiquity Bless Blessing Character Example Greatest Honor Humor Imagination Life Original Sin Perfect Praise Reformer Respect Robert G Ingersoll Robert Green Ingersoll Satire Sermons Sweet Value Voltaire Wit

7. “Age is a seasoned trickster. To our parents, we will always be children. Within ourselves, the same yearnings of youth; the same aspirations of adolescence, will last a lifetime. Only to the young - blinded by our grey hair and slowing gait - do we appear old and increasingly beyond the pale.”

Tags : Adolescence Wit Wisdom Adolescent Adolescent Psychology Age Is On Your Mind Aged Ages Blinded By Love Generational Dysfunction Grey Areas Inspiration Learning Process Lessons In Life Life Lessons Maturity Parenting Old Old Fashioned Old Fashioned Ideas Parental Love Quotes For Men Quotes To Inspire Seasons Changing Self Worth Slowly Stages Of Growth Third Age Trickery Wisdom Wisdom Quotes Young Young Adult Young Love Youth Quotes Youthful Youthful Courage
Author : Alex Morritt
Source : Impromptu Scribe

8. “To them, as to Magnus, time was like rain, glittering as it fell, changing the world, but something that could also be taken for granted.Until you loved a mortal. Then time became gold in a miser's hands, every bright year counted out carefully, infinitely precious, and each one slipping through your fingers.”

Tags : Love Magnus Bane Mortal Pass Precious Taken For Granted Time Year
Source : The Bane Chronicles

9. “Death would not surprise us as often as it does, if we let go of the misbelief that newborns are less mortal than the elderly.”

Tags : Aphorist Belief Beliefs Bury Child Cycle Dead Die Elder Elders Funerals Funny Humorous Humour Immortality Joke Kids Life Life And Death Misconception Mortal Philosopher Prepared Quotations Rip Stoics Surprising Tombstones Unprepared

10. “In Egyptian Arabic, the word 'insan' means 'human'. If we remove the 'n', the word becomes 'insa', which means 'to forget'. So you see, the word 'forget' is taken from the word 'human'. And since it was God who created our minds and hearts, He knew from the very beginning that we would quickly forget our history, only to keep repeating the same mistakes over and over again. So the ultimate test of every human is to seek wisdom. After all, wisdom is gained from having a good memory. Only after we have passed this test will we evolve to become better humans. Man is only a forgetful mortal, but God — He sees, hears and remembers everything.”

Tags : Change Create Creator Errors Evolve Finding Meaning Forgetful Future God Grow Heart Human Evolution Humanity Humanity Quotes Lessons Maker Memory Mistake Mortal Past Mistakes Purpose Purposeful Living Remember Test
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

11. “Attending a funeral would leave the average person insane, if they truly believed that sooner or later they are also going to die.”

Tags : Aphorism Aphorisms Aphorists Crazy Denial Funerals Funny Gone Too Soon Hereafter Humor Humour Insanity Life Life After Death Mortal Mortality Quotations Sane Satire Sincere The Hereafter

12. “He that has eyes to see and ears to hear may convince himself that no mortal can keep a secret. If his lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.”

Tags : Mortal Secret
Author : Sigmund Freud
Source : Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis

13. “The leaves were long, the grass was green,The hemlock-umbels tall and fair,And in the glade a light was seenOf stars in shadow shimmering.Tinuviel was dancing thereTo music of a pipe unseen,And light of stars was in her hair,And in her raiment glimmering.There Beren came from mountains cold,And lost he wandered under leaves,And where the Elven-river rolled.He walked along and sorrowing.He peered between the hemlock-leavesAnd saw in wonder flowers of goldUpon her mantle and her sleeves,And her hair like shadow following.Enchantment healed his weary feetThat over hills were doomed to roam;And forth he hastened, strong and fleet,And grasped at moonbeams glistening.Through woven woods in ElvenhomeShe lightly fled on dancing feet,And left him lonely still to roamIn the silent forest listening.He heard there oft the flying soundOf feet as light as linden-leaves,Or music welling underground,In hidden hollows quavering.Now withered lay the hemlock-sheaves,And one by one with sighing soundWhispering fell the beechen leavesIn the wintry woodland wavering.He sought her ever, wandering farWhere leaves of years were thickly strewn,By light of moon and ray of starIn frosty heavens shivering.Her mantle glinted in the moon,As on a hill-top high and farShe danced, and at her feet was strewnA mist of silver quivering.When winter passed, she came again,And her song released the sudden spring,Like rising lark, and falling rain,And melting water bubbling.He saw the elven-flowers springAbout her feet, and healed againHe longed by her to dance and singUpon the grass untroubling.Again she fled, but swift he came.Tinuviel! Tinuviel!He called her by her elvish name;And there she halted listening.One moment stood she, and a spellHis voice laid on her: Beren came,And doom fell on TinuvielThat in his arms lay glistening.As Beren looked into her eyesWithin the shadows of her hair,The trembling starlight of the skiesHe saw there mirrored shimmering.Tinuviel the elven-fair,Immortal maiden elven-wise,About him cast her shadowy hairAnd arms like silver glimmering.Long was the way that fate them bore,O'er stony mountains cold and grey,Through halls of iron and darkling door,And woods of nightshade morrowless.The Sundering Seas between them lay,And yet at last they met once more,And long ago they passed awayIn the forest singing sorrowless.”

Tags : Beren Elves Luthien Lúthien Mortal Tinuviel Tinúviel
Source : The Lord of the Rings

14. “How did Biot arrive at the partial differential equation? [the heat conduction equation] . . . Perhaps Laplace gave Biot the equation and left him to sink or swim for a few years in trying to derive it. That would have been merely an instance of the way great mathematicians since the very beginnings of mathematical research have effortlessly maintained their superiority over ordinary mortals.”

Tags : Biot Differential Equation Equation Jean Baptiste Biot Laplace Math Mathematics Mortal Pierre Simon Laplace Science

15. “He remembered Tessa weeping in his arms in Paris, and thinking that he had never known the loss she felt, because he had never loved like she had, and that he was afraid that someday he would, and like Tessa he would lose his mortal love. And that it was better to be the one who died than the one who lived on. He had dismissed that, later, as a morbid fantasy, and had not remembered it again until Alec.”

Tags : Alec Lightwood Cassandra Clare City Of Heavenly Fire Immortal Loss Love Magnus Bane Mortal Page 502 Part 2 Tessa Gray
Source : City of Heavenly Fire

16. “Man is only a forgetful mortal, but God — He sees, hears and remembers everything.”

Tags : Creator Faith God Immortal Man Mortal Philosophy Religion Truth
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

17. “You need to be greedy or ignorant to truly want to live forever.”

Tags : Afterlife Aphorisms Aphorist Death Die Hereafter Hilarious Humor Humorous Humour Ignorance Ignorant Immortality Joke Jokes Life After Death Live Forever Mortal Mortality Satire Satisfaction

18. “If a choice is given to us between being mortal and being immortal, you will find no one in the group of mortals!”

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19. “My life will end someday, but it will end at my convenience.”

Tags : Burial Control Death Decision Departure Destiny End Of Life Epitaph Final Day Funeral Ghost Grave Graveyard Karma Michael Bassey Johnson Mortal Mortality Obsequies Rest In Peace Sickness Six Feet Spirituality Tombstone

20. “Sit here, so I may writeyou into a poem and make you eternal.”

Tags : Always Author Brief Compose Ephemera Ephemeral Eternal Eternity Here Immortal Kamand Kamand Kojouri Living Mortal Permanent Poem Poet Read Reading Recite Sit Transient Write Writer Writing Quotes

21. “Dancing should transcend hobby, it should be a ritual, a meeting point between mortals and immortals.”

Tags : Dancing Hobby Immortal Mortal Ritual
Author : Paul Bamikole

22. “I, or any mortal at any time, may be utterly mistaken as to the situation he is really in.”

Tags : Life Mistaken Mortal Situation
Author : C.S. Lewis
Source : A Grief Observed

23. “Keep your words. This pain is no life." "You only feel pain because you're alive, boy!" the keeper thundered. "This is the mystery of it. Life is lived on the ragged edge of the cliff. Fall off and you might die, but run from it and you are already dead!”

Tags : Death Forbidden Life Living Mortal Ted Dekker Tosca Lee
Author : Ted Dekker
Source : Forbidden

24. “Were not the gods forms created like me and you, mortal, transient?”

Tags : Gods Hesse Human Mortal Siddhartha
Author : Hermann Hesse

25. “Humans elect leaders on the basis of the promises they make. We [vampires] try to elect ours based solely on the strength of their character.”

Tags : Character Darren Shan Election Human Larten Crepsley Mortal Mortals Politics Power Qualities Strength Vampaneze Vampire
Author : Darren Shan
Source : Palace of the Damned

26. “Most people are not really scared of death. They are merely terrified of being taken to a mortuary and/or being buried or cremated and/or being forgotten.”

Tags : Burial Commemoration Cremation Dead Death Fear Funeral Immortal Immortality Memory Morgue Mortal Mortality Mortuary Phobia Remembrance Scared Terrified

27. “Aging is a mortal term that my immortal spirit doesn't quite grasp.”

Tags : Aging Getting Old Immortal Immortality Immortality Of The Soul Mortal Mortality Richelle Richelle Goodrich
Source : Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

28. “Life is only precious because it ends, kid. Take it from a god. You mortals don't know how lucky you are”

Tags : Inspirational Life Mars Mortal
Author : Rick Riordan
Source : The Son of Neptune

29. “If getting drunk was how people forgot they were mortal, then hangovers were how they remembered.”

Tags : Drunk Hangovers Mortal
Author : Matt Haig
Source : The Humans

30. “When mortals discuss about the eternity,conclusively it will be a lifetime discussion.”

Tags : Discuss Eternity Life Lifetime Mortal Truth
Author : Toba Beta
Source : My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

31. “Where is your Sword? Is it sharp? Is it dusty? Go and get it, and make it sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing down to the bone and marrow, even to the joints! We are WARRIORS in mortal, spiritual battle! RROOAAARRR!!!!”

Tags : Joint Mortal Spiritual Battlefield Sword Warrior Word Marrow

32. “My love for you attains immortality whenever it is touched by the thought of death”

Tags : Attain Attainment Death Immortal Immortality Love Love Quote Love Quotes Lover Mortal Romance Romantic Spiritual Spirituality Spritualism Thought Thoughts Touch
Author : Munia Khan

33. “Death had marked his family with unbreakable black halos, until only two remained.”

Tags : Death Grief Hybrid Loss Love Lost Mortal Suffering Supernatural

34. “Other than the promise of life after death, nothing consoles the poor better than the fact that rich people are also subject to death.”

Tags : Affluent Comfort Consolation Consolation Prize Console Dead Death Hereafter Immortal Immortality Life Life After Death Mortal Mortality Poor Poverty Poverty Stricken Rich Wealth Wealthy

35. “The one whose egoism is gone, he becomes God. One is a mortal (jivatma) as long as there is egoism and if his egoism goes away, he becomes the eternal Absolute Supreme Soul (Paramatma).”

Tags : Atma Ego Egoism God Mortal Paramatma Self Soul Spiritual Spiritual Quotes
Author : Dada Bhagwan

36. “Some memories should be dead as they are like living corpse in mortal's bed”

Tags : Alive Bed Corpse Dark Darkness Dead Hurt Living Memories Memories Of Love Memories Quotes Memory Quote Mortal Mortals Pain Sleeping
Author : Munia Khan

37. “We are temporarily immortal, until we have fulfilled God's plans for our lives...then we become temporarily mortal, waiting to become permanently immortal at last”

Tags : Destiny God S Plan God S Plans Immortal Immortality Life Life Accomplishment Mortal Mortality Our Lives Permanent Plan Purpose Stages Of Life Temporal

38. “Maybe that was one of the problems with these men who lived forever, they'd built up an immunity or resistance to affection. Perhaps because when everyone they knew and loved continued to die, they realized the value of distance, of not losing one's self completely to love.”

Tags : Boundaries Dead Death Forever Immortal Immunity Losing Lost Love Mortal Protection Resistance Self
Source : Love Is Mortal

39. “This isn't the work of our people, Delilah. It's a corruption of power. The gods are neutral, good and evil manifests in the deeds of mortals.''Or, just maybe-- The power is our own and the credit horribly misplaced.”

Tags : Corrupt Corruption Deeds Evil Evil Deeds God Gods Good Good And Evil Good Deeds Good V Evil Good Versus Evil Good Vs Evil Manifest Manifestation Mortal Mortals Neutral Power Religion Spirituality
Source : Rat Queens, Vol. 2: The Far Reaching Tentacles of N'rygoth

40. “Now that the wars are coming to an end, I wish you to prosper in peace. May all mortals from now on live like one people in concord and for mutual advancement. Consider the world as your country, with laws common to all and where the best will govern irrespective of tribe. I do not distinguish among men, as the narrow-minded do, both among Greeks and Barbarians. I am not interested in the descendance of the citizens or their racial origins. I classify them using one criterion: their virtue. For me every virtuous foreigner is a Greek and every evil Greek worse than a Barbarian. If differences ever develop between you never have recourse to arms, but solve them peacefully. If necessary, I should be your arbitrator.”

Tags : Advancement Alexander S Oath Arbitrator Barbarian Country Greek Law Life Live Mortal Oath Peace Virtue World

41. “The sky was growing dangerously light when I left Lestat and made my way to the secret place, below an abandoned building where I kept the iron coffin in which I lie.This is no unusual configuration among our kind-the sad old building, my title to it, or the cellar room cut off from the world above by iron doors no mortal could independently seek to lift.”

Tags : Cellar Coffin Iron Mortal Secret Vampire Vampires
Author : Anne Rice
Source : Merrick

42. “Take too much time, and time will take you.”

Tags : Action Over Thought Carpe Diem Inspirational Inspiring Mortal Mortality Motivating Motivational Seize The Day Time
Author : Lisa Kleypas
Source : Love in the Afternoon

43. “The world suddenly opened up, and she was coming to new realizations and a greater awareness, concerning the nature of reality, and the world, which her mortal mind had previously been unable to conceive. She smiled her radiant goddess smile and began to laugh. Her omnipresent peals of mirth resonated through the forest, seeming to echo to the edges of the universe and back. She was getting her first glimpses of the world, seen through the eyes of a goddess; the first sweet tastes of a consciousness empowered beyond all human levels of comprehension, and her spirit was in exultant bliss.”

Tags : Awareness Bliss Consciousness Divine Empowered Empowerment Enlightenment Exultant Goddess Immortal Mortal Spirit Spirituality Universe
Source : Forgotten Lore: Volume II

44. “In the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's future. And we are all mortal.”

Tags : Air Analysis Breathe Children Future Common Link Mortal Mortality

45. “Death is every mortal’s life to be alive!”

Tags : Alive Death Live Live Life Mortal Mortality Mortals Stay
Author : Munia Khan

46. “The fear of Mortality is the base of Immortality”

Tags : Art Base Death Fear I Am Immortal Immortal Immortality Life Mortal Mortality Thoughts Writing

47. “Louis found me in the rear parlor, the one more distant from the noises of the tourists in the Rue Royale, and with its windows open to the courtyard below. I was in fact looking out the window, looking for the cat again, though I didn't tell myself so, and observing how our bougainvillea had all but covered the high walls that enclosed us and kept us safe from the rest of the world. The wisteria was also fierce in its growth, even reaching out from the brick walls to the railing of the rear balcony and finding its way up to the roof. I could never quite take for granted the lush flowers of New Orleans. Indeed, they filled me with happiness whenever I stopped to really look at them and surrender to their fragrance, as though I still had the right to do so, as though I still were part of nature, as though I were still a mortal man.”

Tags : Bougainvillea Cat David Talbot Flowers Fragrance Louis Mortal New Orleans Rue Royale Vampire Walls Wisteria World
Author : Anne Rice
Source : Merrick

48. “You are mortal. You age, you die. If that is not hell, pray tell me, what is?”

Tags : Age City Of Ashes Death Humans Life Mortal
Source : City of Ashes

49. “The stranger thought it might be God himself had forgotten much from our pasts, events far distant, events of the same day. And if a thing is not in God’s mind, then what chance of it remaining in those of mortal men?”

Tags : Forgotten God Men Mind Mortal Past Stranger
Source : The Buried Giant

50. “Perfection is an everlasting goal to pursue. It reminds us that we are mortal beings capable of making mistakes. When we correct them, it gives us an opportunity to become better people.”

Tags : Goals Mistakes Mortal Opportunity People Perfection

51. “A week passed, and Jean Valjean had not taken a step in his room. He still remained in bed. The portress said to her husband:–"The good man upstairs yonder does not get up, he no longer eats, he will not last long. That man has his sorrows, that he has. You won't get it out of my head that his daughter has made a bad marriage."The porter replied, with the tone of marital sovereignty:"If he's rich, let him have a doctor. If he is not rich, let him go without. If he has no doctor he will die.""And if he has one?""He will die," said the porter.”

Tags : Death Doom Dying Mortal
Author : Victor Hugo
Source : Les Misérables

52. “All are born with halters round their necks; but it is only when caught in the swift, sudden turn of death, that mortals realize the silent, subtle, ever-present perils of life.”

Tags : Death Dying Life Mortal Mortality
Source : Moby-Dick; or, The Whale

53. “One who lives with one’s own (Soul’s) support is the Absolute Supreme Soul (Parmatma). One who lives with the body complex (relative self’s) support is the embodied (mortal) self (Jeevatma).”

Tags : Atma Jeevatma Mortal Parmatma Relative Self Soul Spiritual Spiritual Science
Author : Dada Bhagwan

54. “We envy people who are extremely old because we wish to live that long, not because we want to be that old.”

Tags : Age Aged Aphorism Aphorisms Dead Death Grandparent Immortality Jealousy Life Made Me Think Make You Think Mortal Mortality Old Old Age Home Old Age Homes Provoke Thought Quotations Quote Quotes Satire Satirical Thought Provoking

55. “Such a pity, really; the prey falling for the predator. The victim in love with the killer... A mere mortal girl thinking a demon was capable of love.”

Tags : Demon Brother Demons Falling In Love Jealousy Love Mortal Prey Sad Supernatural Tarquin Lockhart Teen The Lockharts Young Adult
Source : The Lockharts