[to Harold] No one wants to die Harold, unfortunately we do. Harold, Harold listen to me. Harold, you will die, some day, some time; heart failure at the bank, choke on a mint. Some long drawn-out disease you’ve contracted on vacation, you will die. You will absolutely die. Even if you avoid this death, another will find you. And I guarantee, that it won’t be nearly as poetic or as meaningful as what she’s written. I’m sorry but it’s…it’s the nature of all tragedies Harold. The hero dies, and the story goes on forever.
— Stranger than Fiction (2006)