No Abyss

Campfire scene from 'Treasure of the Sierra Madre'

When I died, I made a miraculous discovery; there is no abyss. The abyss is only the height of our fear, seen in a mirror.

“Anne Coleman” in John Updike’s play Buchanan Dying (1974)

Screen capture: Fred C. Dobbs (Humphrey Bogart) by the campfire in John Huston’s The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)

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