“I believe that love that is true and well creates a respite from death. All cowardice comes from not loving or not loving well which is the same thing. When the man who is brave and true looks death squarely in the face, like some rhino hunters I know or Belmonte who’s truly brave, it is because they love with sufficient passion to push death out of their minds until it returns, as it does to all men. Then he must make really good love again.”
Ernest Hemingway, Midnight in Paris.