Quotes about forever

A collection of quotes on the topic of forever, living, can, love.

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Vincent Van Gogh photo

„The sadness will last forever.“

—  Vincent Van Gogh Dutch post-Impressionist painter (1853-1890) 1853 - 1890

Attributed to Vincent, as quoted by Theo van gogh in his letter from Paris, to Elisabeth van Gogh, 5 August 1890 http://www.webexhibits.org/vangogh/letter/21/etc-Theo-Lies.htm
Some of the last words Vincent said to Theo, while dying

Bob Marley photo

„Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful. There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around. You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are. The things that seem insignificant to most people such as a note, song or walk become invaluable treasures kept safe in your heart to cherish forever. Memories of your childhood come back and are so clear and vivid it’s like being young again. Colours seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life where before it was infrequent or didn’t exist at all. A phone call or two during the day helps to get you through a long day’s work and always brings a smile to your face. In their presence, there’s no need for continuous conversation, but you find you’re quite content in just having them nearby. Things that never interested you before become fascinating because you know they are important to this person who is so special to you. You think of this person on every occasion and in everything you do. Simple things bring them to mind like a pale blue sky, gentle wind or even a storm cloud on the horizon. You open your heart knowing that there’s a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible. You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life.“

—  Bob Marley Jamaican singer, songwriter, musician 1945 - 1981

Michael Jackson photo

„Love lives forever.“

—  Michael Jackson American singer, songwriter and dancer 1958 - 2009

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This Is It

Kobe Bryant photo

„Heroes come and go, but legends are forever.“

—  Kobe Bryant American basketball player 1978 - 2020

Jacques-Yves Cousteau photo

„The Sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.“

—  Jacques-Yves Cousteau French naval officer, explorer, conservationist, filmmaker, innovator, scientist, photographer, author and researcher 1910 - 1997

Zayn Malik photo

„Give me your body and let me love you like I do
Come a little closer and let me do those things to you
This feeling will last forever, baby, that's the truth
Let me be your man so I can love you“

—  Zayn Malik British singer 1993

Let Me for his partner on young people not knowing what to come in the future if it is too faraway into the future
Song lyrics

Citát „When I fall in love, it will be forever.“
Jane Austen photo

„When I fall in love, it will be forever.“

—  Jane Austen English novelist 1775 - 1817

Source: Sense and Sensibility: The Screenplay

Bob Marley photo
Aristophanés photo

„Youth ages, immaturity is outgrown, ignorance can be educated, drunkenness sobered, but stupid lasts forever.“

—  Aristophanés Athenian playwright of Old Comedy -448 - -386 BC

Fictional attribution in the movie The Emperor's Club (2002), given by Kevin Kline (as William Hundert); also attributed to Diogenes, without sources; no published occurrences of this statement prior to the movie have been located in any of the Aristophanes Plays or Fragments.
Source: IMDb, "Memorable quotes for The Emperor's Club" http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0283530/quotes, Internet Movie Database, www.imdb.com
Source: Two pages attributing it to Diogenes: http://www.prohibitionists.org/Background/Party_Platform/quickquotes/QQ-education.htm http://www.ryanbalton.com/funstuff/forb_seniorquotes.htm

Citát „Forever is composed of nows.“
Emily Dickinson photo

„Forever is composed of nows.“

—  Emily Dickinson American poet 1830 - 1886

Carl Sagan photo

„To live in the hearts we leave behind is to live forever.“

—  Carl Sagan American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author and science educator 1934 - 1996

Source: Billions & Billions: Thoughts on Life and Death at the Brink of the Millennium

Kurt Cobain photo

„Forever in debt to your priceless advice.“

—  Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994

Variant: Hey! Wait! I've got a new complaint! Forever in debt to your priceless advice.

Robert Burns photo

„But to see her was to love her,
Love but her, and love forever.“

—  Robert Burns Scottish poet and lyricist 1759 - 1796

Bonny Lesley.
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)
Variant: To see her is to love her,
And love but her forever;
For Nature made her what she is,
And never made anither!

Jonathan Maberry photo
H.P. Lovecraft photo
Henry Miller photo
Padre Pio photo
James O'Barr photo
Robert Burns photo
Ted Bundy photo
Don Tregonning photo
William Saroyan photo

„In the end, today is forever, yesterday is still today, and tomorrow is already today.“

—  William Saroyan American writer 1908 - 1981

My Heart's in the Highlands (1939)

Tupac Shakur photo

„The only thing that can kill me is death, that's the only thing that can ever stop me, is death, and even then my music will live forever.“

—  Tupac Shakur rapper and actor 1971 - 1996

1990s, Prison interviews and interrogations (1995)

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Alexis Karpouzos photo
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn photo
Lawrence Ferlinghetti photo
Amy Lee photo

„people die, but real love is forever“

—  Amy Lee American singer-songwriter and pianist 1981

Johnny Depp photo
Diana Gabaldon photo

„It has always been forever, for me, Sassenach,” he said simply.“

—  Diana Gabaldon, book Voyager

Variant: It has always been forever, for me, Sassenach
Source: Voyager

Jonathan Edwards photo

„How can you expect to dwell with God forever, if you so neglect and forsake him here?“

—  Jonathan Edwards Christian preacher, philosopher, and theologian 1703 - 1758

Source: Selected Sermons of Jonathan Edwards

„I wonder how you say goodbye to someone forever?“

—  Ann M. Martin American writer of children's literature 1955

Tupac Shakur photo
Emil M. Cioran photo
Noel Gallagher photo

„Maybe you're the same as me / We see things they'll never see / You and I are gonna live forever.“

—  Noel Gallagher British musician 1967

Live Forever
Definitely Maybe (1994)

Frederick II of Prussia photo

„Rascals, would you live forever?“

—  Frederick II of Prussia king of Prussia 1712 - 1786

To hesitant guards at the battle of Kolin https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Kol%C3%ADn#Battle, 18 June 1757
Attributed in E. M. Knowles, Oxford Dictionary Of Quotations (5th Edition) (Oxford University Press, 1999)
"Kerels, wollt ihr den euwig leben?" Frederick the Great, by David Fraser, Penguin 2000, p. 353 Other versions have it: "Hünde, wollt ihr euwig leben?" (Dogs, do you want to live for ever?).

Taylor Swift photo
J.C. Ryle photo
Adam Weishaupt photo
Michael Jackson photo

„Music has been my outlet, my gift to all of the lovers in this world. Through it — my music, I know I will live forever.“

—  Michael Jackson American singer, songwriter and dancer 1958 - 2009

On his musical work
Ebony interview (2007)

Joan Baez photo

„Here's to you, Nicola and Bart
Rest forever here in our hearts
The last and final moment is yours
That agony is your triumph“

—  Joan Baez American singer 1941

Here's to You
Sacco e Vanzetti (1971)

Edvard Munch photo
George S. Patton photo

„So forever in the future,
Shall I battle as of yore,
Dying to be born a fighter,
But to die again, once more.“

—  George S. Patton United States Army general 1885 - 1945

Through A Glass, Darkly (1918)
Context: So as through a glass, and darkly
The age long strife I see
Where I fought in many guises,
Many names, but always me. And I see not in my blindness
What the objects were I wrought,
But as God rules o'er our bickerings
It was through His will I fought. So forever in the future,
Shall I battle as of yore,
Dying to be born a fighter,
But to die again, once more.

Benoît Mandelbrot photo

„An extraordinary amount of arrogance is present in any claim of having been the first in "inventing" something. It's an arrogance that some enjoy, and others do not. Now I reach beyond arrogance when I proclaim that fractals had been pictured forever but their true role remained unrecognized and waited for me to be uncovered.“

—  Benoît Mandelbrot Polish-born, French and American mathematician 1924 - 2010

A Theory of Roughness (2004)
Context: My book, The Fractal Geometry of Nature, reproduced Hokusai's print of the Great Wave, the famous picture with Mt. Fuji in the background, and also mentioned other unrecognized examples of fractality in art and engineering. Initially, I viewed them as amusing but not essential. But I changed my mind as innumerable readers made me aware of something strange. They made me look around and recognize fractals in the works of artists since time immemorial. I now collect such works. An extraordinary amount of arrogance is present in any claim of having been the first in "inventing" something. It's an arrogance that some enjoy, and others do not. Now I reach beyond arrogance when I proclaim that fractals had been pictured forever but their true role remained unrecognized and waited for me to be uncovered.

Mwanandeke Kindembo photo
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Franz Grillparzer photo
Anthony Doerr photo

„Open your eyes and see what you can with them before they close forever.“

—  Anthony Doerr, book All the Light We Cannot See

Variant: Open your eyes, the Frenchman on the radio used to say, and see what you can with them before they close forever.
Source: All the Light We Cannot See

Miguel Sousa Tavares photo
James Madison photo

„The purpose of separation of church and state is to keep forever from these shores the ceaseless strife that has soaked the soil of Europe in blood for centuries.“

—  James Madison 4th president of the United States (1809 to 1817) 1751 - 1836

Though this had been cited as being from a letter objecting to the use of government land for churches in 1803 https://web.archive.org/web/20061123043628/http://www.positiveatheism.org///hist/quotes/madison.htm#PHONYMAD, as quoted in 2000 Years of Disbelief: Famous People With the Courage to Doubt (1996) edited by James A Haught, no original source for this has yet been found.

Nicholas Sparks photo
Alexandre Dumas photo
Pierre Teilhard De Chardin photo

„We are one, after all, you and I, together we suffer, together exist, and forever will recreate each other.“

—  Pierre Teilhard De Chardin French philosopher and Jesuit priest 1881 - 1955

Variant: We are one, after all, you and I, together we suffer, together exist and forever will recreate one another.

Lois Lowry photo

„Anyone who believes exponential growth can go on forever in a finite world is either a madman or an economist.“

—  Kenneth E. Boulding British-American economist 1910 - 1993

Attributed to Kenneth Boulding in: United States. Congress. House (1973) Energy reorganization act of 1973: Hearings, Ninety-third Congress, first session, on H.R. 11510. p. 248
Variant: Anyone who believes in indefinite growth in anything physical, on a physically finite planet, is either mad or an economist.

Suzanne Collins photo

„I wish I could freeze this moment, right here, right now, and live in it forever.“

—  Suzanne Collins, book Catching Fire

Peeta Mellark to Katniss, p. 245
Source: The Hunger Games trilogy, Catching Fire (2009)

Paul Simon photo
Andy Andrews photo
Sophie Kinsella photo
Nicholas Sparks photo
Jim Butcher photo
Bob Marley photo
Daniel H. Wilson photo

„Memories fade but words hang around forever.“

—  Daniel H. Wilson, book Robopocalypse

Source: Robopocalypse

Fernando Pessoa photo
Stephen King photo
Albert Einstein photo

„But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever.“

—  Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955

Earliest source located is the book Brighter than a Thousand Suns: A Personal History of the Atomic Scientists by Robert Jungk (1958), p. 249, which says that Einstein made the comment during "a walk with Ernst Straus, a young mathematician acting as his scientific assistant at Princeton."
Variant: "Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity." From A Briefer History of Time by Stephen Hawking (2005), p. 144 http://books.google.com/books?id=4Y0ZBW19n_YC&lpg=PP1&pg=PA144#v=onepage&q&f=false.
Earlier, Straus recalled the German version of the quote in Helle Zeit, Dunkle Zeit: In Memoriam Albert Einstein (1956) edited by Carl Seelig<!-- Zurich: Europa Verlag -->, p. 71. There the quote was given as Ja, so muß man seine Zeit zwischen der Politik und unseren Gleichungen teilen. Aber unsere Gleichungen sind mir doch viel wichtiger; denn die Politik ist für die Gegenwart da, aber solch eine Gleichung is etwas für die Ewigkeit.
Attributed in posthumous publications
Context: Yes, we now have to divide up our time like that, between politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever.

Emil M. Cioran photo
Cassandra Clare photo

„Aren't we forever?“

—  Cassandra Clare, book City of Heavenly Fire

Source: City of Heavenly Fire

Laurie Halse Anderson photo
Henry Miller photo

„The man who is forever disturbed about the condition of humanity either has no problems of his own or has refused to face them.“

—  Henry Miller, book Sexus

Source: The Rosy Crucifixion I: Sexus (1949), Ch. 9, p. 205

A.A. Milne photo
Robert A. Heinlein photo

„Ignorance is curable, stupid is forever.“

—  Robert A. Heinlein American science fiction author 1907 - 1988

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn photo

„If one is forever cautious, can one remain a human being?“

—  Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, book The First Circle

Source: The First Circle

Jeff Buckley photo

„She's a tear that hangs inside my soul forever“

—  Jeff Buckley American singer, guitarist and songwriter 1966 - 1997

George Santayana photo
Cassandra Clare photo
Tamora Pierce photo
Juan Rulfo photo
Sarah Dessen photo

„Nothing lasts forever.“

—  Sidney Sheldon American writer 1917 - 2007

Cassandra Clare photo

„To love something is to destroy it forever.“

—  Cassandra Clare, book City of Fallen Angels

Source: City of Fallen Angels

James Joyce photo
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart photo

„A man of ordinary talent will always be ordinary, whether he travels or not; but a man of superior talent will go to pieces if he remains forever in the same place.“

—  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Austrian Romantic composer 1756 - 1791

Letter to Leopold Mozart (11 September 1778), from Wolfgang Amadé Mozart by Georg Knepler (1991), trans. J. Bradford Robinson [Cambridge University Press, 1994, ], p. 12.
Variant: A fellow of mediocre talent will remain a mediocrity, whether he travels or not; but one of superior talent (which without impiety I cannot deny that I possess) will go to seed if he always remains in the same place.

Haruki Murakami photo
Alexandre Dumas photo
Nicholas Sparks photo
Mary Pope Osborne photo
Will Durant photo

„In the end, nothing is lost. Every event, for good or evil, has effects forever.“

—  Will Durant, book The Story of Civilization

Source: The Story of Civilization

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Natsume Soseki photo

„Use your intellect to guide you, and you will end up putting people off. Rely on your emotions, and you will forever be pushed around. Force your will on others, and you will live in constant tension. There is no getting around it—people are hard to live with.“

—  Natsume Soseki Japanese novelist 1867 - 1916

Chi ni hatarakeba kado ga tatsu. Jō ni saosaseba nagasareru. Iji o tōseba kyūkutsu da. Tokaku ni hito no yo wa suminikui.
草枕 Kusamakura, 1906.
Original: (ja) 智に働けば角が立つ。情に棹させば流される。意地を通せば窮屈だ。兎角に人の世は住みにくい。

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