'Do you wish you could live for ever?' he once asked me. His mother lived until she was ninety-four. I told him the idea filled me with horror. He heard me out, then said, 'All my friends think the same. But I do not. I wish it would continue indefinitely. Why not?' Albert Einstein met him once and remarked afterwards that he seemed like a 'kind of spectator in God's big but mostly not very attractive theatre'. He has never tired of life's theatre and he imagines himself watching its lighted stage for ever. Michael Ignatieff, Isaiah Berlin - A Life
Estará aqui a explicação para a última frase de Göethe, antes de morrer? "Luz, mais luz!"