• Let people who do not know what to do with themselves in this life, but fritter away their time reading magazines and watching television, hope for eternal life... The life I want is a life I could not endure in eternity. It is a life of love and intensity, suffering and creation, that makes life worthwhile and death welcome. There is no other life I should prefer. Neither should I like not to die.

    "The Faith of a Heretic" by Walter Kaufmann, Princeton University Press, Ch. 12 (pp. 374-375), 1961.