• Natural death is independent of all reason and is really an irrational death, in which the pitiable substance of the shell determines how long the kernel is to exist or not; in which, accordingly, the stunted, diseased and dull witted jailer is lord, and indicates the moment at which his distinguished prisoner shall die.

    Friedrich Nietzsche (2012). “Human, All-Too-Human: Parts One and Two”, p.422, Courier Corporation