Greg van Eekhout quotes

  • Someone once defined humor as a way to keep from killing yourself. I keep my sense of humor and I stay alive.

  • It was all I had, all I've ever had, the only currency, the only proof that I was alive. Memory.

  • I believe we lose immortality because we have not conquered our opposition to death; we keep insisting on the primary, rudimentary idea: that the whole body should be kept alive. We should seek to preserve only the part that has to do with consciousness.

  • And when someone else speaks your name you feel pleased. You feel wanted. You feel there. Alive. Even if they're saying your name with dislike, at least you know you're you, that you exist.

  • When you have abandoned all past and future, it is as if you have come alive. You are here, mindful...the nature of all types of consciousness reveals itself.

  • At the risk of sounding naff, it is having hope fulfilled

  • To act as though we have hope is to keep hope alive

  • We must have hope or starve to death.

  • Keep your hopes up. Or down. Wherever you want them to be. Just have hope somewhere.

  • What we’ve got to do is keep hope alive. Because without it we’ll sink.