Life lives on life. This is the sense of the symbol of the Ouroboros, the serpent biting its own tail. Everything that lives lives on the death of something else. Your own body will be food for something else. Anyone who denies this, anyone who holds back, is out of order. Death is an act of giving.
Life lives on life
-- Joseph Campbell
Interview with Joseph Campbell by Gerard Jones, San Jose State University Independent Weekly, 12/5/1979
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