30 August 2019, Monaco
As flies to wanton boys, we are for the gods. They kill us for their sport.
Soon the science will not only be able to slow down the aging of the cells – soon the science will fix the cells to the state.
And so we will become eternal.
Only accidents, crimes, wars will still kill us, but unfortunately crimes and wars will multiply.
I love football. Thank you.
Cantona’s speech is a poetic meditation on aging and immortality. The opening line is from King Lear. This discussion of the meaning of the speech at SBNation is worth a read.