Al Alvarez Quote

When neither high purpose nor the categorical imperatives of religion will do, the only argument against suicide is life itself. You pause and attend: the heart beats in your chest; outside, the trees are thick with new leaves, a swallow dips over them, the light moves, people are going about their business.


The Savage God: A Study of Suicide (ed. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2013) - ISBN: 9781408842768

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When neither high purpose nor the categorical imperatives of religion will do, the only argument against suicide is life itself. You pause and...

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When neither high purpose nor the categorical imperatives of religion will do, the only argument against suicide is life itself. You pause and...

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When neither high purpose nor the categorical imperatives of religion will do, the only argument against suicide is life itself. You pause and...

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When neither high purpose nor the categorical imperatives of religion will do, the only argument against suicide is life itself. You pause and...