“We are at the bottom of a ditch and there is just a parcel of air to be found, a parcel and when it is done, we push at the space, and another little space of air presents itself. Who can talk of love? There is only air – or none, and if there is none then there is nothing at all.”
“All of a sudden, he thought, all of a sudden, nothing is enough for me.”
“But if life is just that, just being reasonable, then there is nothing in it – nothing worthwhile. So, the yearning that we have to keep dead things living – or to make unreasonable things reasonable. That is why a person should live.
— Is it a paradox?
— I don’t think it is. I think the whole thought makes sense together. Neither side is complete.”
“I am alive, he thought, and now I am capable of living.”
–Jesse Ball, A Cure for Suicide