"This is how it always ends.
With death. But first there was life. Hidden beneath the blah, blah, blah. It is all settled beneath the chitter chatter and the noise.
Silence and sentiment.
Emotion and fear.
The haggard, inconstant flashes of beauty.
And then the wretched squalor and miserable humanity.
All buried under the cover of the embarrassment of being in the world … blah, blah, blah.
It’s just a trick. It’s just a trick."
- from Paolo Sorrentino’s THE GREAT BEAUTY.