Quotation by Simone De Beauvoir

It is old age, rather than death, that is to be contrasted with life. Old age is life's parody, whereas death transforms life into a destiny: in a way it preserves it by giving it the absolute dimension. ... Death does away with time.
Simone De Beauvoir (1908–1986), French novelist, essayist. The Coming of Age, conclusion (1970, trans. 1972).
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