"Everybody talkin bout how Time is such a great, forever, long thing, makes me wonder why the little piece of life we get is such a short one. I know I could use a couple hundred years more, cause the time you get, ain’t nothing but enough to show you what you oughta have done with the time you already had. Then, you be done got to the end of your life and ain’t had time enough to really, really use what you done learned. No lie!"
— J. California Cooper from the story “No Lie!” from the book “The Matter Is Life”