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Quote of the day

Friday, 23 November 2012


“I suppose it’s a cliché to say you’re glad to be alive, that life is short, but to say you’re glad to be not dead requires a specific intimacy with loss that comes only with age or deep experience. One has to know not simply what dying is like, but to know death itself, in all its absoluteness.”



3 comments on “Quote of the day

  1. Jed

    Saturday 24th November 2012 at 1:01 am

    Unbeing dead isn’t being alive
    EE Cummings

  2. Phoebe Hoare

    Friday 23rd November 2012 at 8:26 pm

    Lovely article Charles. “A good cry is like a carwash for the soul,” will be using that quote in the future!

  3. Kathryn Edwards

    Friday 23rd November 2012 at 3:44 pm

    This well-written article has inspired me to check out the author’s books. Thanks, Charles!

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