Sport 30: Peter Black-Real Fiction
Life would be intolerable if we were conscious of it. Fortunately we're not. We live as unconsciously as the animals, in the same futile and useless manner, and if we anticipate death, which presumably (though not certainly) they don't, we anticipate it through so much forgetfulness, so many distractions and digressions, that we can hardly say we think about it… Thus we live, and it's not much on which to consider ourselves superior to the animals.
Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquietude