"You know what the trouble is? The trouble is that probably all the good things in life take place no more than a minute - I mean, all added up. Especially at the end of 70 years, if you should live so long, you still haven’t figured it out. You spent 35 years sleeping. You spent five years going to the bathroom. You spent 19 years doing some kind of work you absolutely hated. You spent 8,759 minutes blinking your eyes. And, after that, you got one minute of good things. So one day you wonder when you’re minute’s up.”
— Pookie Adams, “The Sterile Cuckoo"