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the simple life

"One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Sunday, June 26, 2005

Death / Evolve

From The Wind-up Bird Chronicle (Haruki Murakami)

"If people lived for ever - if they never got any older - if they could just go on living in this world, never dying, always healthy - do you think they'd bother to think hard about things, the way we're doing now? I mean, we think about just about everything, more or less - philosophy, psychology, logic. Religion. Literature. I think, if there were no such thing as death, that complicated thoughts and ideas like that would never come into the world...so we need death to make us evolve. Thats what I think. Death is this huge, bright thing, and the bigger and brighter it is, the more we have to drive ourselves thinking about things."


At 7/01/2005 12:09:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Think I need to read this book again. Never knew this quote existed.

Mr S Tan


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