Thursday, October 2, 2014
From Flesh in the Age of Reason: The Modern Foundation of Body and Soul, by Roy Porter
"He could not get death off his mind. 'Is not the fear of death natural to man?' Boswell asked him, equally death-obsessed. 'So much so, Sir,' replied his mentor, 'that the whole of life is but to keep away the thought of it.'"
From Chapter 10, Johnson and Incorporated Minds