“Suicide is a legacy. As a problem-solving device, it’s in the forefront of my mind all the time. It’s like walking along the edge of a cliff. I’m in the country and the pump stops. What’ll I do? I know: I’ll kill myself. The roof is leaking. What’ll I do? I know: I’ll blow my brains out.”
— Kurt Vonnegut as quoted by Martin Amis in an essay in The Moronic Inferno.
“To appreciate people in your life the most, you kind of have to eulogize them while they’re living. And in order to do that you have to constantly imagine them dying tragically. I think I do that beyond my control.”
— Sarah Silverman talking recently about her relationship with longtime boyfriend Jimmy Kimmel.