Goldmund - Feed Quotations Book Search <![CDATA[Dying is something we human beings do continuously, not just at the end of our physical lives on this earth.]]> <![CDATA[Ignore death up to the last moment; then, when it can't be ignored any longer, have yourself squirted full of morphia and shuffle off in a coma. Thoroughly sensible, humane and scientific, eh?]]> <![CDATA[It matters not how a man dies, but how he lives. The act of dying is not of importance, it lasts so short a time.]]> <![CDATA[Death doesn't affect the living because it has not happened yet. Death doesn't concern the dead because they have ceased to exist.]]> <![CDATA[It is not death that alarms me, but dying.]]> <![CDATA[I hate funerals and would not attend my own if it could be avoided, but it is well for every man to stop once in a while to think of what sort of a collection of mourners he is training for his final event.]]> <![CDATA[One should die proudly when it is no longer possible to live proudly.]]> <![CDATA[Joy, rather than happiness, is the goal of life, for joy is the emotion which accompanies our fulfilling our natures as human beings. It is based on the experience of one's identity as a being of worth and dignity.]]>