"....weakness is a great thing, and strength is nothing. When a man is just born, he is weak and flexible, when he dies, he is hard and insensitive. When a tree is growing, it's tender and pliant, but when it's dry and hard, it dies. Hardness and strength are death's companions. Pliancy and weakness are expressions of the freshness of being. Because what has hardened will never win."
----from "Stalker", a film by Andrei Tarkovsky
Incidentally, I believe this statement contains a great amount of wisdom.
Please share your impressions about it.