“‘Catch your breath quickly now, while you may,’ he stated. ‘Breath is the least appreciated gift of the gods. None sing hymns to it, praising the good air, breathed by king and beggar, master and dog alike. But, oh to be without it! Appreciate each breath, Rild, as though it were your last – for that one, too, is near at hand!'” (Zelazny, 2010, p.99.)
Zelazny, R. (2010) Lord of Light. London: Gollanz (an imprint of Orion Publishing Group).