Quote by George Bernard Shaw
Don't order any black things. Rejoice in his memory; and be radiant: leave grief to the children. Wear violet and purple. Be patient with the poor people who will snivel: they don't know; and they think they will live for ever, which makes death a division instead of a bond.
This quote advises against mourning and choosing black attire for someone's memory. Instead, it encourages celebrating and being joyful. The speaker suggests wearing vibrant colors like violet and purple. They urge patience towards those who may be grieving, as they may not understand the true nature of death, perceiving it as a separation rather than a connection. Ultimately, the quote emphasizes the importance of embracing life and recognizing death as a unifying force rather than a source of sorrow.
The young man shivered. He rolled the stock themes of fantasy over in his mind: cars and stockbrokers and commuters, housewives and police, agony columns and commercials for soap, income tax and cheap restaurants, magazines and credit cards and streetlights and computers... 'It is escapism, true,' he said, aloud. 'But is not the highest impulse in mankind the urge toward freedom, the drive to escape?