…like administering medicine to the dead

To argue with a man who has renounced the use and authority of reason, and whose philosophy consists in holding humanity in contempt, is like administering medicine to the dead, or endeavoring to convert an atheist by scripture.

Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved!

That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly. It is the one thing we are interested in here.
— Leo Tolstoy