It’s better to look at the sky than live there. Such an empty place; so vague. Just a country where the thunder goes and things disappear.
– Truman Capote
I want to live, however briefly, knowing that my life is finite. Mortality gives meaning to human life. Peace, love, friendship. These are precious because we know they cannot endure. A butterfly that lives forever is really not a butterfly at all.
– Lt. Cmdr. Data
The only people for me are the mad ones: the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow Roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.
– Jack Kerouac
Most Israelis have a sense, ‘We just don’t want to live in the Middle East anymore. We don’t want it to be the Middle East. Were going to just build a wall or operate unilaterally’ – not try to even use force as used to be the case to convince Arabs to accept Israel by convincing them that Israel is here to stay and then negotiating.
– Ian Lustick