"Death is a stripping away of all that is not you. The secret of life is to ‘die before you die’ —- and find that there is no death."
"So wise so young, they say, do never live long."
"Sleep would be so welcome. A warm blanket of black to erase everything else. Sleep without dreams. I’ve heard people talk about the sleep of the dead. Is that what death would feel like? The nicest, warmest, heaviest never-ending nap? If that’s what it’s like, I wouldn’t mind. If that’s what dying is like, I wouldn’t mind that at all."