440 – “Man is literally split in two: he has awareness of his own splendid uniqueness in that he sticks out of nature with a towering majesty, and yet he goes back into the ground a few feet in order, blindly and dumbly, to rot and disappear forever. It is a terrifying dilemma to be in and to have to live with.”

–Ernest Becker

Quote Number:  724

Source: Becker, Ernest. The Denial of Death. Simon and Schuster: New York. 2007. Pg 26. Online here.

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