In the attempt to defeat death man has been inevitably obliged to defeat life, for the two are inextricably related. Life moves on to death, and to deny one is to deny the other.
The frantic desire to Live, to live at any cost, is not a result of the life rhythm in us, but of the death rhythm.
The Teutons have been singing the swan song ever since they entered the ranks of history. They have always confounded truth with death.
I am crying for more and more disasters, for bigger calamities, for grander failures. I want the whole world to be out of whack, I want everyone to scratch himself to death.