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'Choose life, Choose living'
Possibly intended as a parody of the famous speech by the character Renton in the book Trainspotting by Irving Welsh, especially given the previous line 'The book, the film, the faithful depiction'.


Ewan McGregor delivers the lines in the film version by Danny Boyle:  
Choose life.
Choose a job.
Choose a career.
Choose a family.
Choose a big fucking television.
Choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players and electric tin openers.
Choose good health, low cholesterol and dental insurance.
Choose fixed interest mortgage payments.
Choose a starter home.
Choose your friends.
Choose leisure wear and matching luggage.
Choose a three-piece suite and higher purchase a wide range of fucking fabrics.
Choose D.I.Y. and wondering who the fuck you are on Sunday morning.
Choose sitting in a large couch watching mind-numbing spirit-crushing game shows stuffing fucking junk food in your mouth.
Choose rotting away at the end of it all, pissing your last in a miserable home, nothing more than an embarrassment to the selfish fucked-up brats you've sworn to replace yourself.
Choose your future, choose life.
But why would you want to do a thing like that?
I chose not to choose life.
I chose something else.
'Turn off your mind” and you'll understand'
A quote from Tomorrow Never Knows, The Beatles’ peon to ego death, from Revolver and based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead. "Turn off your mind, relax and float downstream".

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