"Death is not an event in life: we do not live to experience death. If we take eternity to mean not infinite temporal duration but timelessness, then eternal life belongs to those who live in the present. Our life has no end in the way in which our visual field has no limits."
— Ludwig Wittgenstein — from Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus
"The Buddhists say that
Suffering exists but no one who suffers.
Deeds exists but no doers are found.
A path there is but no one who follows it.
Nirvana is but no one who attains it."
"You see the problem is this.. We have a certain number of actions we define as voluntary and we feel in control of those, then over against that all of those things that are involuntary. But the dividing line between these two is very arbitrary. Because for example, when you move your hand you feel that you decide whether to open it or to close it, but then ask yourself how do you decide? When you decide to open your hand do you first decide to decide? You don’t do you? You just decide, and how do yo do that? And if you don’t know how you do it, is it voluntary or involuntary? So we come to have a very arbitrary definition of self."