Quotation by Max Frisch

It is only the consciousness of a nonexistence which allows us to realize for moments that we are living.
Max Frisch (1911–1991), Swiss author, critic. Originally published as Tagebuch 1946-1949, Suhrkamp (1950). Sketchbook 1946-1949, p. 117, trans. by Geoffrey Skelton, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (1977).

Beginning of the author's growing preoccupation with death.
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