Drain my boiling juices
I will scream in pain
Drink my own blood
Swallow the bitter taste of meaninglessness
Glowing nerve ends, tearing at my soul
The chronic demon
It eats away, shreds my brain
But I won’t surrender
Man: “The void is a mirror. I see my face and feel loathing and horror.
My indifference to people has shut me out. Now I live in a world of ghosts; a prisoner of my dreams and imaginings.”
Death:”Despite that, you don't want to die.”
Man: “Yes, I do.”
Death: “What are you waiting for?”
The Seventh Seal (Ingmar Bergman, 1957)
Man: “I want knowledge. Not faith, not assumptions, but knowledge. I want God to stretch out His hand, uncover His face and speak to me.”
Death: “But He remains silent.”
Man: “I call out to Him in the darkness, but it's as if no one there.”
Death: “Perhaps there isn't anyone.”
Man: “Then life is a senseless terror. No man can live with death and know that everything is nothing.”
Death: “Most people think neither of death nor in nothingness.”
Man: “Until they stand on the edge of life and see the darkness.”
Death: “Ah, that day.”
The Seventh Seal(Ingmar Bergman,1957)
Man: “Death visited me this morning. We are playing chess. This respite enables me to perform a vital errand.”
Death: “What errand?”
Man: “My whole life has been a meaningless search. I say it without bitterness or self-reproach. I know it is the same for all. But I want to use my respite for one significant action.”
Death: “So, do you play chess with Death?”
Man: “He is a skillful tactician, but I have not lost one piece yet.”
Death: “How can you outwit Death?”
The Seventh Seal (Ingmar Bergman 1957)
"People always end up the way they started out. No one ever changes.
They think they do but they don't. If you are the depressed type now that's the way you willl always be.
If you are the mindless happy type now, that's the way you will be when you grow up.
You might lose some weight, your face may clear up, get a body tan, breast enlargement, a sex change, it makes no difference.
Essentially, from in front, from behind. Whether you are 13 or 50, you will always be the same..."
" There's not a bastard who can cure us! People who feel like me, like shit every fucking minute! Can't you see that my whole fucking life is a catastrophe? Have you not understood that when I've been sitting here talking to you?!