It's Easy To Say No To Life

I saw a production of Jean Anouilh's Antigone tonight. I was struck by these words spoken by King Creon:
"It is easy to say no. To say yes, you have to sweat and roll up your sleeves and plunge both hands into life up to the elbows. It is easy to say no, even if saying no means death. All you have to do is to sit still and wait. Wait to go on living; wait to be killed. That is the coward's part."
Saying yes to life is hard work—but it is so rewarding!