There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
— George Santayana
Since the house is on fire, let us warm ourselves.
— Italian proverb
“I’m afraid, sir, that you have a rather weak grasp of reality.”
“Your reality, sir, is lies and balderdash, and I am delighted to say that I have no grasp of it whatsoever!”
— The Adventures of Baron Munchausen