Quote by Woody Allen
There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?
This humorous quote by American writer Woody Allen suggests that spending time with an insurance salesman can be more unpleasant than facing death itself. It plays on the stereotype of insurance salesmen being boring or pushy, emphasizing the idea that their company can be rather tedious or unpleasant to endure. With a touch of sarcasm, the quote encourages readers to reflect on life's less enjoyable experiences that may seem worse than death, using the humorous exaggeration to provoke laughter and amusement.
We humans do, when the cause is sufficient, spend our lives. We throw ourselves onto the grenade to save our buddies in the foxhole. We rise out of the trenches and charge the entreched enemy and die like maggots under a blowtorch. We strap bombs on our bodies and blow ourselves up in the midst of our enemies. We are, when the cause is sufficient, insane.
Who is left in the ghetto is the one man in a thousand in any age, in any culture, who through some mysterious workings of force within his soul will stand in defiance against any master. He is that one human in a thousand whose indomitable spirit will not bow. He is the one man in a thousand whose indomitable spirit cannot bow. He is the one man in a thousand who will not walk quietly to Umschlagplatz. Watch out for him, Alfred Funk, we have pushed him to the wall.