I have got a chance to read the above statement(Never is eternal) in a poster. But, I am not able to understand the actual meaning of it.

It would be great if you help me to understand the meaning of it.

  • It's a band with minimal and techno underground sounds. It could mean anything, but of course "never" is forever. Nov 13, 2019 at 19:43

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If something is eternal it is infinite - lasting or existing forever, having no end (and in some applications, no beginning either).

"Never" means "at no time in the past or future; not ever". It is normally used as an adverb, but here it is being used as a noun for the concept of "never". This is called an adverbial noun and isn't unusual - for example, we use "tomorrow" as an adverb (eg "I'm leaving tomorrow") and also as a noun (eg "Tomorrow is another day").

Your phrase "never is eternal" is not an idiom I know, so is probably not a well-known quotation. It may be poetry, but as a statement, it does make logical sense, because "never" covers the past, present and future, and is absolute - so it is, I suppose, "eternal".

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