I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no "brief candle" for me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.
– George Bernard Shaw
- A Splendid Torch (1896)
A thank you is in order to the late Adrianne Wadewitz
, a great colleague of mine who told me what year this was created. May she rest in peace.