Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Life and Death

Photo: Lamps in my living room, 2007

I let one of my friends from work  borrow my book, "Life of Pi" by Yann Martel. Today, he gave it back to me and as I flipped through it I came across this really funny quote. I could never have found it if I was looking.
"I can well imagine an aetheist's last words: 'White, white! L-L-Love! My God!' - and the deathbed leap of faith. Whereas the agonostic, if he stays true to his reasonable self, if he stays true to dry, yeastless factuality, might try to explain the warm light bathing him by saying, 'Possibly a f-f-failing oxygenation of the b-b-brain,' and, to the very end, lack imagination and miss the better story."

1 comment:

Angela said...

What a lucky find! From the entire book, that is the quote that I remember most. I wrote it down, or put it on the internet, when I read it. Otherwise, I thought the book was just good. The quote is hilarious, though.