I thought perhaps she was crazy, but she was only highly intuitive.
Life behaves as if it were going on. So I think it is better for [man] to live on and look forward to the next day, as if he had to spend centuries and then he lives properly. But when he is afraid, when he doesn’t look forward - he looks back, he petrifies [himself], he gets stiff and he dies before his time. But if he’s living on, looking forward to the great adventure that is ahead, then he lives. […]
Of course it is quite obvious that we are all going to die […] but nevertheless, there is something in us that doesn’t believe it - apparently, but this is merely a fact, a psychological fact. It doesn’t mean to me that it proves something, it is simply so.
For instance, we may not know why we need salt, but we prefer to eat salt because [it makes us] feel better, and so when you think in a certain way, you may feel considerably better. And I think if you think along the lines of nature, then you think properly.
This. This right here.
My favourite quote in the world framed!