Quotes: Exposition of Immortality
I have had a long talk with the Count. I asked him a few questions on Transylvanian history, and he warmed up to the subject wonderfully. In his speaking of things and people, and especially of battles, he spoke as if he had been present at them all.
—Jonathan Harker, Dracula
"Do you think you can destroy me with your idols? I who served the cross, I who commanded nations, hundreds of years before you were born?"
—Dracula, Bram Stoker's Dracula
"So... You play your wits against mine. Me, who commanded armies hundreds of years before you were born. Fools!"
Jack Palance, also playing Dracula (in a 1974 TV series)
"I plan to live forever, of course, but barring that I'd settle for a couple thousand years. Even five hundred would be pretty nice."
—CEO Nwabudike Morgan, Sid Meiers Alpha Centauri "MorganLink 3D-Vision Interview" (accompanying completion of the secret project; The Longevity Vaccine.)
"I've lived for 400 years, who's to say I won't live 400 more?"
—Adam Monroe, Heroes, "Powerless."
"I taught Nero the tune, and together we watched Rome burn. I rode with Charlemagne, and taught Genghis Khan the art of war."
— LaCroix, Forever Knight