“ Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgment. For even the very wise cannot see all ends. ”
Source: The Fellowship of the Ring
The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.
if you are going to make people around you joyful and relieved only when you die, that's not a good way to live.
I wanted to know that he would be okay if I died. I wanted to not be a grenade, to not be a malevolent force in the lives of people I loved.
That's part of what I like about the book in some ways. It portrays death truthfully. You die in the middle of your life, in the middle of a sentence