what a great morrison quote! and it fits perfectly with the thoreau you posted. forgot all about that one, what was it from When The Music's Over?
That reminds me of another great one:
"Before I sink
into the big sleep
I want to hear
the scream of the butterfly"
Fucking beautiful words. Ever hear a butterfly scream? It's the kind of moment that's both very sad and very sweet. If you hold them by their legs and burn the tips of their wings (evil and terrible), they usually scream.