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Daemon
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Literally no man has more wholly outlived life than I. And still it's good fun.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)
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Mr. Stevenson claimed he had more life than all other people. In fact, he lived for 44 years. A fine example of a more on.
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Is it not strange that desire should so many years outlive performance?
William Shakespeare
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The poets' scrolls will outlive the monuments of stone. Genius survives; all else is claimed by death.
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Unlike people, companies outlive their founders and their leaders.
Ursula Burns
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That's a thing - you cannot outlive too much in spite of all your luck and fun...
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Context from : Letter: TO CHARLES BAXTER -The Collected Letters


[VAILIMA, SEPTEMBER 1894.]

MY DEAR CHARLES, - . . . Well, there is no more Edmund Baxter now;
and I think I may say I know how you feel. He was one of the best,
the kindest, and the most genial men I ever knew. I shall always
remember his brisk, cordial ways and the essential goodness which
he showed me whenever we met with gratitude. And the always is
such a little while now! He is another of the landmarks gone; when
it comes to my own turn to lay my weapons down, I shall do so with
thankfulness and fatigue; and whatever be my destiny afterward, I
shall be glad to lie down with my fathers in honour. It is human
at least, if not divine. And these deaths make me think of it with
an ever greater readiness. Strange that you should be beginning a
new life, when I, who am a little your junior, am thinking of the
end of mine. But I have had hard lines; I have been so long
waiting for death, I have unwrapped my thoughts from about life so
long, that I have not a filament left to hold by; I have done my
fiddling so long under Vesuvius, that I have almost forgotten to
play, and can only wait for the eruption, and think it long of
coming. Literally, no man has more wholly outlived life than I.
And still it's good fun.


R. L. S.


http://www.fullbooks.com/Letters-of-Robert-Louis-Stevenson-7.html
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Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (13 November 1850 – 3 December 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks among the 26 most translated authors in the world.[1] His works have been admired by many other writers, including Jorge Luis Borges, Bertolt Brecht, Marcel Proust, Arthur Conan Doyle, Henry James, Cesare Pavese, Ernest Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling, Jack London, Vladimir Nabokov,[2] J. M. Barrie,[3] and G. K. Chesterton, who said of him that he "seemed to pick the right word up on the point of his pen, like a man playing spillikins
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I like Stevenson's pieces. Very much psychologically exquisite ones.
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The last two sentences of Stevenson's quote--"Literally no man has more wholly outlived life than I. And still it's good fun"--remind me of one of my favorites by Hunter S. Thompson: "Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, 'Wow -- what a ride!'"Sick
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How tragic that he died so young!
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