Meanwhile on Dalziel and Pascoe on Monday, Dalziel was guilty about pressuring another cop to take a risk which resulted in his death. Pascoe said 'All living things are born at random, and will die by chance'. It's a quote from Sartre 'Being and Nothingness'. It stood out from the script, as a beautiful sentence.
I like it because it's true. Is it a more beautiful idea too? If you had the choice between being a random fluctuation of the universe, and a creature made by another entity, which would you prefer? I honestly think I prefer to be born by chance than to have been made. Or perhaps I just like that idea because I think it's true.
ETA the full quote from Sartre is something like 'all living things are born at random live in weakness and die by chance'. Is this sadder? Better? I prefer the short version I think.