"Everybody should do in their lifetime,
One, is to consider death.
To observe skulls and skeletons
And to wonder what it will be like to go to sleep, and to never wake up, never.
That is the most- is a very gloomy thing for contemplation.
But it’s like manure,
Just as manure fertilizes the plants and so on.
So the contemplation of death, and the acceptance of death
Is very highly generative of creative life.
You’ll get wonderful things out of that.”