I was a victim of a series of accidents, as are we all.
—Kurt Vonnegut in The Sirens of Titan
As soon as man does not take his existence for granted, but beholds it as something unfathomably mysterious, thought begins.
We feel and know that we are eternal.
Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.
I always think everything is going to last forever, but nothing ever does. In fact nothing exists longer than an instant except the thing that we hold in memory.
—Sam Savage in Firmin
The fabric of existence weaves itself whole.
A God who let us prove his existence would be an idol.
I don't know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if He didn't.
Humans — despite their artistic pretensions, their sophistication, and their many accomplishments — owe their existence to a six-inch layer of topsoil and the fact that it rains.
The continued existence of wildlife and wilderness is important to the quality of life of humans.
Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist.
You must learn to understand the secret of gratitude. It is more than just so-called virtue. It is revealed to you as a mysterious law of existence. In obedience to it we have to fulfill our destiny.
I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart. I am. I am. I am.
Your world is so… big. And what am I compared to that? How could my tiny existence be enough for you?
—Avery Williams in The Impossibility of Tomorrow
The happiness of the bee and the dolphin is to exist. For man it is to know that and to wonder at it.
—Jacques Yves Cousteau