“This is the way to defeat death.”

To act in a such a way as to make our annihilation an injustice, in such a way as to make our brothers, our sons, and our brothers’ sons and their daughters feel that we ought not to have died. This is the way, to perform our occupation passionately, tragically if you like. This is the way, we are impelled to stamp others with our seal, to perpetuate ourselves in them and in their children.  This is the way.  This is the way we defeat death. This is the way death is defeated.

Miguel de Unamuno (1864 – 1936)

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3 responses to ““This is the way to defeat death.”

  1. Also, Vitamin C is essential .

  2. Now, under ordinary circumstances, I’d laugh out loud at Russ’s comment. But, this post coupled with the last has me worried. Although whatever “it” is, vitamin C can’t hurt. I’m just wishing you well, I guess.

  3. No need to worry – thanks for the well wishes.

    Just heard this quote again the other day and it struck me. As a person who fancies himself an artist, I embrace the idea of immortality through the creation of work and living a full, vibrant life.

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