Vanity! All is vanity

In War and Peace, after separating from his wife Helene, Pierre asks himself

what is bad? what is good? what should one love and what hate? what does one live for? and what am I? What is life and what is death? what power governs all?

In answer to these, he says

You’ll die and all will end. You’ll die and know all or cease asking.

About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

17 thoughts on “Vanity! All is vanity

  1. fojap says:

    Are you enjoying the book? I’ve never read it.


  2. Great book. LONG. But very good.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Sonel says:

    Yeah, thank goodness for that. Can you imagine if you’re dead and your brain still keep on thinking all those questions that are so silly most of the time? 😆


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