Quote by Jonathan Safran Foer
Words are capable of making experience more vivid, and also of organizing it. They can scare us, and they can comfort us.
This quote emphasizes the power of words in shaping our experience. Words have the ability to enhance and intensify our understanding of a situation, making it more vivid in our minds. They also possess the capacity to bring structure and coherence to our experiences, allowing us to make sense of them. Furthermore, words can evoke strong emotions within us - they can instill fear, generating intense reactions, but at the same time, they possess the ability to provide solace and reassurance, offering comfort in difficult times. Overall, words hold immense potential in influencing our perception and emotional response to the world around us.
Human beings are the only ones in nature who are aware that they will die. For that reason and only for that reason, I have a profound respect for the human race, and I believe that its future is going to be much better than its present. Even knowing that their days are numbered and that everything will end when they least expect it, people make of their lives a battle that is worthy of a being with eternal life. What people regard as vanity-leaving great works, having children, acting in such a way as to prevent one's name from being forgotten- I regard as the highest expression of human dignity.