Oncoming death is terrible enough, but worse still is oncoming death with time to spare, time in which all the happiness that was yours and all the happiness that might have been yours becomes clear to you. You see with utter lucidity all that you are losing.
("Life of Pi")
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Christianity is a religion in a rush.
You might think I lost all hope at that point. I did. And as a result I perked up and felt much better.
Strach to jedyny prawdziwy przeciwnik z.ycia.
The worst pair of opposites is boredom and terror. Sometimes your life is a pendulum swing from one to the other.
As for hearing, the sloth is not so much deaf as uninterested in sound.
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