We humans are so careless. We only realize how beautiful life is when we chance upon death. But few of us are actually able to face death. The worst ones know nothing of life ‘til they die.
Be splendid. Rebel against life at any age. You were a slave to your own life. Now you will become its master.
I’m telling you, it’s our human duty to enjoy life. Wasting it, you desecrate a great gift. We’ve got to be greedy about living. We learned that greed is a vice, but that’s old. Greed is a virtue. Especially this greediness for life.
“To all the people watching, I can never thank you enough for your kindness to me and I’ll think about it for the rest of my life. All I ask of you is one thing: please don’t be cynical. I hate cynicism- it’s my least favorite quality and it doesn’t lead anywhere.”—
From prepared remarks made by Conan O’Brien on tonight’s final episode of The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien.