Don’t sign your name between worlds, surmount the manifold of meanings, trust the tearstain, learn to live. ― Paul Celan, “Don’t sign your name,” Glottal Stop. Translated by Heather McHugh & Nikolai Popov. (Wesleyan; 1st edition September 30, 2000)
The shortness of life prevents us from entertaining far-off hopes. — Horace, Odes (1.4.15) 23 BC.