life and death

Martin: Don’t need to explain to me, son. I know what it’s like to cheat death.
Niles: That’s true, although I think I got a little closer than you did.
Martin: Oh really? Well, let’s see. I got shot by a gun, and you ate a bunch of cheese.
Niles: I was clinically dead for several minutes. I looked death square in the eye.
Martin: Well, you might have looked him in the eye, but I shook his hand.
Niles: Really. Well I kissed him on the cheek.
Martin: Well, I kissed him on the lips. Also, death was a girl.

Niles: I know my fears aren’t rational. I know my heart is sound. I feel fine. But I felt fine before this happened. How do I know that the same thing isn’t going to…
Martin: Well, you don’t know! That’s exactly what I came to realize. Life’s a crap shoot. We could all go at any time. That’s why we have to make the most of whatever time we’ve got. Like sand through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives.

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