Man is in his short sojourn on earth equal to God in His eternity.
— Zygmunt Bauman
Time is as necessary for remembering as it is for forgetting. Even the smallest embrace of pain needs time larger than a pause; the greatest pause requires an eternity, the greatest hurt a lifetime. A lifetime is longer than eternity: an eternity can exist without human presence.
— Yvonne Vera
For clearly it is impossible to touch eternity with one hand and life with the other.
— Yukio Mishima
Think of the Earth as a turning point in eternity. Think of the Earth as a meeting point in infinity.
— Yoko Ono
In reality, infinity is merely the distance to the heart of a stranger. Eternity is the moment of cognition.
— Yehudi Menuhin
Jerusalem is a port city on the shore of eternity.
— Yehuda Amichai
Become one with eternity. Become part of your environment. Take off your clothes. Forget yourself. Make love. Self-destruction is the only way to peace.
— Yayoi Kusama
If you want your life to be a small part of eternity, to be lucid even in the heart of madness, love... Love with all your strength, love as though it is all you know how to do, love enough to make the gods themselves jealous... for it is in love that all ugliness reveals its beauty.
— Yasmina Khadra
One instant is eternity; eternity is the now.
— Wumen Huikai
One instant is eternity; / eternity is the now. / When you see through this one instant, / you see through the one who sees.
— Wumen Huikai
My life and my whole eternity belongs to God. All this stuff is temporary. Money, fame, successtemporary. Even life is temporary. Jesusthat's eternal.
— Willie Robertson
When we think of eternity, and of the future consequences of all human conduct, what is there in this life that should make any man contradict the dictates of his conscience, the principles of justice, the laws of religion, and of God?
— William Wilberforce
You cannot slay yourself in me, Nor I to all eternity Destroy my truest self in you.
— William Rose Benet
Eternity is the divine treasure-house, and hope is the window, by means of which mortals are permitted to see, as through a glass darkly, the things which God is preparing.
— William Mountford
Yea, I have looked, and seen November there; The changeless seal of change it seemed to be, Fair death of things that, living once, were fair; Bright sign of loneliness too great for me, Strange image of the dread eternity, In whose void patience how can these have part, These outstretched feverish hands, this restless heart?
— William Morris
Because I actively enjoy sleeping, dreams, the unexplainable dialogues that take place in my head as I am drifting off, all that, I tell myself that lying down to an afternoon nap that goes on and on through eternity is not something to be concerned about. What spoils this pleasant fancy is the recollection that when people are dead they don't read books. This I find unbearable.
— William Maxwell
Let every creature have your love. Love, with its fruits of meekness, patience, and humility, is all that we can wish for ourselves and our fellow creatures. For this is to live in God, united with him, both for time and eternity. To desire to communicate good to everyone, in the degree that we can and to which each person is capable of receiving from us, is a divine temper, for thus God stands unchangeably disposed towards the whole creation.
— William Law
When therefore the first spark of a desire after God arises in thy soul, cherish it with all thy care, give all thy heart into it; it is nothing less than a touch of the divine loadstone, that is to draw thee out of the vanity of time, into the riches of eternity.
— William Law
To forsake Christ for the world, is to leave a treasure for a trifle, eternity for a moment, reality for a shadow
— William Jenkyn
By millions of years, time winged onward through eternity, to the end - the end, of which, in the old-earth days, I had thought remotely, and in hazily speculative fashion. And now, it was approaching in a manner of which none had ever dreamed.
— William Hope Hodgson
Life is a fragment, a moment between two eternities.
— William Ellery Channing
The terrible importance of this life is that it determines eternity.
— William Barclay
The only way to get our values right is to see, not the beginning, but the end of the way, to see things not only in the light of time but in the light of Eternity.
— William Barclay
Nothing exists from eternity but God, and God is not the matter or a part of any creature, but only the maker.
— William Ames
No individual life is an end in itself. One can live fully only by participating fully in the succession of the generations, in death as well as in life. Some would say (and I am one of them) that we can live fully only by making ourselves answerable to the claims of eternity as to those of time.
— Wendell Berry
But love, sooner or later, forces us out of time...of all that we feel and do, all the virtues and all the sins, love alone crowds us at last over the edge of the world. For love is always more than a little strange here...It is in the world, but is not altogether of it. It is of eternity. It takes us there when it most holds us here.
— Wendell Berry
I'll ride my bike all the stinkin' way to school for the rest of eternity if it means being with her. -Bryce
— Wendelin Van Draanen
Every moment is an eternity in itself. Bliss is the present moment and each and everyone of us needs to understand this.
— Wayne Dyer
Forget all you know or think you know; Abandon power and enforced decree. Inward, where the deepest rivers flow, Find the currents of eternity.
— Wayland Drew
A sound head, an honest heart, and an humble spirit are the three best guides through time and to eternity.
— Walter Scott
Hath triumphed over time, which besides it nothing but eternity hath triumphed over.
— Walter Raleigh
The Doctrine of the Trinity teaches that within the unity of the one Godhead there are three separate persons who are coequal in power, nature, and eternity.
— Walter Martin
Unless our ideas are questioned, they become part of the furniture of eternity.
— Walter Lippmann
Let people who do not know what to do with themselves in this life, but fritter away their time reading magazines and watching television, hope for eternal life... The life I want is a life I could not endure in eternity. It is a life of love and intensity, suffering and creation, that makes life worthwhile and death welcome. There is no other life I should prefer. Neither should I like not to die.
— Walter Kaufmann
Politics is for the present, while our equations are for eternity.
— Walter Isaacson
When Moses was alive, these pyramids were a thousand years old. Here began the history of architecture. Here people learned to measure time by a calendar, to plot the stars by astronomy and chart the earth by geometry. And here they developed that most awesome of all ideas - the idea of eternity.
— Walter Cronkite
Meditation is meeting eternity in the present moment. It is resolving every problem as it comes. It is resolving every tension as it creeps in. It is facing the challenges of life in a non-fearful way.
— Vimala Thakar
In order for him to believe sincerely in eternity, others had to share in this belief, because a belief that no one else shares is called schizophrenia.
— Victor Pelevin
I didn't have a Barbie doll, so I played with eternity.
— Vanna Bonta
In this world we've createdWhere this place that we livein a blink of an eye the darkness slips inLove lights the worldUnites the love that's for eternity.
— Vanessa L. Williams