Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways.

~ Stephen Vincent Benét (Jul 22, 1898 – Mar 13, 1943)

From Wikipedia:

Stephen Vincent Benét was an American poet, short story writer, and novelist. He is best known for his book-length narrative poem of the American Civil War John Brown’s Body, for which he won a Pulitzer Prize in 1929, and for the short stories “The Devil and Daniel Webster” and “By the Waters of Babylon”.