“I haven’t started this ‘note before I die’ so that death is feared – I like the fact that we are mostly ignorant to it’s inevitability….. I just want people to stop worrying so much about the small, meaningless stresses in life and try to remember that we all have the same fate after it all so do what you can to make your time feel worthy and great, minus the bullshit.”
– Holly Butcher (1990-2018)
Holly was a 27-year-old Australian woman who passed away January 4th from Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare cancer in and around the bones. Here full letter can be found here on Facebook, where it has garnered more than 130,000 shares and 182,000 reactions.
“I often think that the best way to liberate Iran is just to drop Nintendo consoles from the air.”
– Salman Rushdie
After Salman Rushdie went into hiding because the Supreme Leader of Iran placed a fatwah on him for publishing The Satanic Verses, he spent much of his time playing Super Mario World. The full story is at Eurogamer.