“Ebert is dying in increments, and he is aware of it”
"There has been no death-row conversion," writes Chris Jones. Roger Ebert "has not found God. He has been beaten in some ways. But his other senses have picked up since he lost his sense of taste. He has tuned better into life. Some things aren't as important as they once were; some things are more important than ever. He has built for himself a new kind of universe. Roger Ebert is no mystic, but he knows things we don't know."