Friday, August 19, 2005

Do you know what is really dreadful about death?


I really liked this answer:

Just consider how terrible the day of your death will be.

Others will go on speaking, and you will not be able to argue back.

This quote is from a nineteenth century Bengali poem by Ram Mohun Roy. I found it in Amartya Sen's Argumentative Indian (p.33).

3 Comments:

  1. Anand said...

    Nice to see this quote here. I was reading this part the day before yesterday, and jotted down this quote too!

  2. Abi said...

    Here is another death related quote (via email from reader Anant). Woody Allen said:

    I'm not afraid to die, I just don't want to be there when it happens.

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