Life and Death
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If we catch a glimpse of freedom, we wish to possess it; if we catch a glimpse of death, we want nothing to do with it. One we cannot have, the other we cannot avoid.
Parents are traffic signs that are always in our blind spots.
To rid ourselves of our shadows -- who we are -- we must step into either total light or total darkness. Goodness and evil.
We spend the first twelve months of our children's lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve telling them to sit down and shut up.
I kept on digging the hole deeper and deeper looking for the treasure chest until I finally lifted my head, looked up and realised that I had dug my own grave.
Life is a tragedy for those who feel, and a comedy for those who think, and a docudrama with ugly actors for those who film docudramas.
The only absolute knowledge worth attaining is that your life is meaningless. -- My life? Well now, that's another story...
All I desire for my own burial is not to be buried alive.
Hard reality has a way of cramping your style.
It's better to waste one's youth than to do nothing with it at all.
The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents, and the second half by our children.
The happiness of the bee and the dolphin is to exist. For man it is to know that and to wonder at it.
After I'm dead, I'd rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one.