No, we do not live only once.
We are but human once. Our lives continue on even after our bodies decay.
But whether we are to live in eternal Life or to live in eternal Death is up to us.
There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal…
But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub, and exploit—immortal horrors or everlasting splendors.
— C.S.Lewis, The Weight of Glory