Janne Teller

Danish author
8 April 1964 —

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Nothing matters. I have known that for a long time. So nothing is worth doing. I just realized that.

Everything begins only to end. The moment you were born you began to die. That’s how it is with everything.

If you live to be eighty, you’ll have slept thirty years away, gone to school and sat with homework for nine, and worked for almost fourteen. Since you’ve already spent more than six years being little kids and playing, and you’re later going to be spending at least twelve cleaning house, cooking food, and looking after your own kids, it means you’ve got nine years at most to live.

What smells is decay. But when something starts decaying, it’s on its way to becoming a part of something new. And the new that’s created smells good. So it makes no difference whether something smells good or bad, it’s all just a part of life’s eternal round dance.

The reason dying is so easy is because death has no meaning. [...] And the reason death has no meaning is because life has no meaning.

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