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To survive it is often necessary to fight and to fight you have to dirty yourself.

George Orwell (1903-1950) British novelist, essayist, and critic.

Hunger, love, pain, fear are some of those inner forces which rule the individual's instinct for self preservation.

Albert Einstein (1879-1955) German-Swiss-U.S. scientist.

The consciousness of being deemed dead, is next to the presumable unpleasantness of being so in reality. One feels like his own ghost unlawfully tenanting a defunct carcass.

Herman Melville (1819-1891) American writer.

The notion that one will not survive a particular catastrophe is, in general terms, a comfort since it is equivalent to abolishing the catastrophe.

Iris Murdoch (1919-1999) British novelist and philosopher.