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Quotation by Soren Kierkegaard
There are, as is known, insects that die in the moment of fertilization. So it is with all joy: life's highest, most splendid moment of enjoyment is accompanied by death.
Soren Kierkegaard (1813–1855), Danish philosopher. "Diapsalmata," vol. 1, Either/Or (1843, trans. 1987).
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