Life and Death according to George Carlin

Ever since i watched the “Curious Button” (per ZM) movie, i kept remembering fragments of a quote, something to the effect of human’s life cycle is backward, having death at the end is depressing, instead, we should have it the other way around, born old, and die into an orgasm. But i couldn’t remember where i heard/read of it. Nor where it was from, a book? a movie?

So i did a quick search and found the real author behind the quote and the actual quote itself. It was by George Carlin, a stand-up comedian, SNL’s first host.

The most unfair thing about life is the way it ends. I mean, life is tough. It takes up a lot of your time. What do you get at the end of it? A Death! What’s that, a bonus? I think the life cycle is all backwards. You should die first, get it out of the way. Then you live in an old age home. You get kicked out when you’re too young, you get a gold watch, you go to work. You work forty years until you’re young enough to enjoy your retirement. You do drugs, alcohol, you party, you get ready for high school. You go to grade school, you become a kid, you play, you have no responsibilities, you become a little baby, you go back into the womb, you spend your last nine months floating …and you finish off as an orgasm.


George Carlin
via dossierjournal.com