From Margert Craven's novel, I Heard the Owl Call My Name--
"But when I reach here, and see the great scar where the inlet side shows its bones, for a moment I know."
"What my lord?"
"That for me it has always been easier here where only fundamentals count, to learn what every man must learn in this world."
"And that, my lord?"
"Enough of the meaning of life to be ready to die."