Die Alone.

The Death of Socrates

One of the situations in which everybody seems to fear loneliness is death. In tones drenched with pity, people say of someone, “He died alone.” I have never understood this point of view. Who wants to have to die and be polite at the same time?

Quentin Crisp

Painting by Jacques-Louis David: The Death of Socrates (1787)

Related: Live Alone.

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