I decided to devote my life to telling the story because I felt that having survived I owe something to the dead. and anyone who does not remember betrays them again.
Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased by tales, so is the other.
Let no one weep for me, or celebrate my funeral with mourning; for I still live, as I pass to and fro through the mouths of men.
Life is better than death, I believe, if only because it is less boring, and because it has fresh peaches in it.
Death is a very dull, dreary affair, and my advice to you is to have nothing whatsoever to do with it.
W. Somerset Maugham