"Do you fear death? Do you fear that dark abyss? All your deeds laid bare? All your sins punished? I can offer you... an escape."
— Davy Jones, Pirates of the Caribbean - Dead Man's Chest
Jones: Do you fear death?
Anything less than immortality is a complete waste of time
— Bender, Futurama
When we've been there ten thousand years
Bright shining as the sun
We've no less days
To sing God's praise
Than when we've first begun.
— Author unknown, commonly sung as the last verse of "Amazing Freaking Grace"
Hudson: Growing old terrifies you, doesn't it?
Xanatos: (not-quite convincingly) Nothing terrifies me! Because nothing is beyond my ability to change.
Voldemort: There is nothing worse than death, Dumbledore!
Dumbledore: You are quite wrong. Indeed, your failure to understand that there are things much worse than death has always been your greatest weakness...
You don't cheat death. You whimper in fear of it.
— Bruce Wayne to Ra's al Ghul, Batman Beyond
I have heard the whispered tales of immortality
The deepest mystery
From an ancient book, I took a clue
I scaled the frozen mountaintops of eastern lands unknown
Time and Man alone
Searching for the lost Xanadu
— Rush, "Xanadu"
I don't want to achieve immortality through my works. I want to achieve immortality by not dying.