I answered that, of recent years, I'd rather lost the habit of noting my feelings, and hardly knew what to answer. I could truthfully say I'd been quite fond of Mother— but really that didn't mean much. All normal people, I added as on afterthought, had more or less desired the death of those they loved, at some time or another.
There is only one really serious philosophical problem, and that is suicide.
We turn toward God only to obtain the impossible. As for the possible, men suffice.
I am well aware that one can't get along without domineering or being served. Every man needs slaves as he needs fresh air. Commanding is breathing - you agree with me? And even the most destitute manage to breathe.
I'm not happy to go, but one needn't be happy to make another start.
It is a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money.