Quotations About
mortality

Snatching the eternal out of the desperately fleeting is the great magic trick of human existence.

The Timeless World of Play, an introductory essay to The Rose Tattoo (1951)

It is human nature to look away from illness. We don’t enjoy a reminder of our own fragile mortality. That’s why writing on the Internet has become a life-saver for me. My ability to think and write have not been affected. And on the Web, my real voice finds expression.

TED Talk (March 2011)
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