Schlagwort-Archiv: Tod

Not even at school.

"Have you ever seen anyone die?"
"Of course," Mary Sarojini answered, evidently surprised that such a question should be asked. "Let me see." She made a mental calculation. "I've seen five people die. Six, if you count babies."
"I hadn't seen anyone die when I was your age."
"You hadn't?"
"Only a dog."
"Dogs die easier than people. They don't talk about it beforehand."
"How do you feel about. . . about people dying?"
"Well, it isn't nearly so bad as having babies. That's awful. Or at least it looks awful. But then you remind yourself that it doesn't hurt at all. They've turned off the pain."
"Believe it or not," said Will, "I've never seen a baby being born."
"Never?" Mary Sarojini was astonished. "Not even when you were at school?"
Will had a vision of his headmaster in full canonicals conducting three hundred black-coated boys on a tour of the Lying-in Hospital. "Not even at school," he said aloud.
"You never saw anybody dying, and you never saw anybody having a baby. How did you get to know things?"
"In the school I went to," he said, "we never got to know things, we only got to know words."
The child looked up at him, shook her head and, lifting a small brown hand, significantly tapped her forehead. "Crazy," she said. "Or were your teachers just stupid?"

Aldous Huxley: Island

Stars shine brightest when it gets real dark.

'cause I'm exactly where I wanna be.
Always have, always will.
Ain't no fuckin' stoppin' me.

Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip: Amazing Disgrace

Станислав Евграфович Петров II.

Good bye, dear savior. Let's hope we learned more from you than how do make good (docu)drama. We should at least add yours to the "not to be replaced by super-fast AI" list of jobs.

Rest in Proof.

In 1998, a chapter on realizability by his hand came out in the Handbook of Proof Theory. Characteristically, Anne’s text had been finished a few years before, faithfully meeting his deadline, but delays by other authors kept him updating, somewhat grumblingly, with all new results in the area. What he published had to be the complete state of the art.

Johan van Benthem and Dick de Jongh: Anne Troelstra (1939-2019)

It doesn’t have a name.

I don’t remember the first time
But I think I survived

The Naked and Famous: Spank

Depposife.

Life is not the opposite of death.
Death is the opposite of birth,
life is eternal.

Anathema: Presence

Inflatowareness.

"This wasn't what I expected."

"Welcome back, buddy."

"Am I dead?"

"That is the million-dollar question."

"Why only a million?"

"It's not inflation-adjusted. I'm a walkaway hippie, can't be bothered to keep track of money."

Cory Doctorow: Walkaway

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