"There was no deathbed conversion," Druyan says. "No appeals to God,
no hope for an afterlife, no pretending that he and I, who had been
inseparably for twenty years, were not saying goodbye forever."
"Didn't he want to believe?" she was asked.
"Carl never wanted to believe," she replies fiercely. "He wanted to KNOW."
[Ann Druyan, Carl Sagan's wife, from Newsweek magazine]