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Everything that comes into being seeks room for itself and desires duration: hence it drives something else from its place and shortens its duration.
In The Maxims and Reflections of Goethe (1906), 199.
It is notorious that the desire to live increases as life itself shortens.
In Charlas de Cafι: pensamientos, anιcdotas y confidencias (1920). (Cafι Chats: Thoughts, Anecdotes and Confidences). As translated in Peter McDonald (ed.) Oxford Dictionary of Medical Quotations (2004), 83.