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"Billy is spastic in time, has no control over where he is going next, and the trips aren't necessarily fun. He is in a constant state of stage fright, he says, because he never knows what part of his life he is going to have to act in next." Pg.23
"When a Tralfamadorian sees a corpse, all he thinks is that the dead person is in bad condition in the particular moment, but that the same person is just fine in plenty of other moments. Now, when I myself hear that somebody is dead, I simply shrug and say what the Tralfamadorians say about dead people, which is "So it goes.”
Commentary: If it were possible for humans to put their lives in an order they would like to live in, is it possible for there to even be a pass? Will the pass be the present, future? Time would not exist, and without time no one will experience death. Time is the reason a human grows old. And if one only wishes to live life when they are young, the memories that were yet to be made will never be experienced, the memories will be lost in time. Our lives have a short supply of time, time is of the essence.