Da Vinci Notebook

I came across this quote from Leonardo da Vinci’s notebooks. Da Vinci was a genius. He started life in a simple way, as the illegitimate son of a peasant woman and a notary. He painted the Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, and many other works of art.

But above all he was an astounding thinker. He is responsible for advances in architecture, botany, engineering, science, mathematics, anatomy… and more. This is what he said:

While I thought I was learning to live,
I have been learning how to die.

Hmm. I am going to be chewing on that one for a while. What do you think he meant?

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2 thoughts on “Da Vinci Notebook

  1. I think he means we are born able to live but death is something everyone struggles with. As we go through life we gradually learn how to die and to accept death and all that comes with it. Death takes an understanding that life doesn’t. At least that’s what I think.

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