Alan Watts (1915 – 1973), the British philosopher, writer and speaker, on the necessity of accepting death (original audio).
"A man of truth is bound to be condemned, because our whole lives are lived on consolations, which are lies. We are all under the opium that religions have been supplying to us. The moment a man comes out of this state of sleepiness, the whole crowd will be against him, because his behavior will change so totally from the crowd's.
The crowd cannot tolerate anybody who behaves differently. The reason is a great fear that perhaps he may be right."
Osho, Rinzai, Master of the Irrational, Ch 2 (excerpt)