Life is far more interesting than it is dangerous.

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Both my fear and my courage have increased with age. My fear; as a result of perceived consequences. And my courage; by way of running out of time.

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It does not matter that I complete a book of Hawthorne, Melville or Steinbeck when death arrives at last; but that I simply be upon the page of one of their books, or another of like quality, as my final act of passing time. I have no objection to death sneaking up upon me while I am so worthily employed.