Immortal is an ample word
When what we need is by
But when it leaves us for a time
‘Tis a necessity.
I don’t believe in personal immortality, the only way I expect to have some version of such a thing is through my books.
I do not believe in immortality of the individual, and I consider ethics to be an exclusively human concern with no superhuman authority behind it.
I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance. The poet’s, the writer’s, duty is to write about these things.