A Quote by Thornton Niven Wilder on death, earth, life, love, people, and suffering

The dead don't stay interested in us living people for very long. Gradually, gradually, they let go hold of the earth . . . and the ambitions they had . . . and the things they suffered . . . and the people they loved. They get weaned away from the earth - that's the way I put it - weaned away.

Thornton Wilder (1897 - 1975)

Source: Our Town, 1938, act III

Contributed by: Zaady