'They give birth astride a grave, the light gleams an instant, then it's night once more.'
Waiting For Godot - Act II
Pozzo's last words as he and Lucky leave.
'We know little about what happens when someone dies. The moment of death is not accompanied by the cessation of all biological processes. Thankfully, so, for if it were there could be no hope of transplant surgery.'
Unattributed. (It might even have been me in a note to myself! I found this while going through some old papers during the Christmas break.)