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"Are you happy?" asked Mr. Nancy, suddenly. He had been staring at Shadow for several hours. Whenever Shadow glanced over to his right, Mr. Nancy was looking at him with his earth-brown eyes.

"Not really," said Shadow. "But I'm not dead yet."

"Huh?"

"'Call no man happy until he is dead.' Herodotus."

...

"The Herodotus thing. It doesn't mean that the dead are happy," said Shadow. "It means that you can't judge the shape of someone's life until it's over and done."

—Neil Gaiman, American Gods

The youngest Kennedy gave the people who loved him and the people who, to put it mildly, didn't, a great deal of material to work with. I suspect the good he did will last longer.

Rest in peace, Teddy.

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