“In the end we discover the only condition for living is to die.” - José SaramagoI also find this appropriate, but cannot believe that he will never release more of his genius into the world. I literally looked up a quick fact on his wikipedia page last night, which used the present tense "is" and which immediately, preceding the publication of his obituary, changed to past tense "was."
In other book news, Bret Easton Ellis and Chuck Palahniuk have released new novels this month. And I could care less. [Ok I care a little...]