What I really need is to get clear about what I must do, not what I must know, except insofar as knowledge must precede every act. What matters is to find a purpose, to see what it really is that God wills that I shall do; the crucial thing is to find a truth which is truth for me, to find the idea for which I am willing to live and die.
Is this my lover then? This death, this death?
You’re an interesting species. An interesting mix. You’re capable of such beautiful dreams and such horrible nightmares. You feel so lost, so cut off, so alone, only you’re not. See, in all our searching, the only thing we’ve found that makes the emptiness bearable is each other.
Solon of Athens heard his nephew sing a song of Sappho’s over wine, and since he liked the song so much he asked the boy to teach it to him. When someone asked why, he said, ‘So that I may learn it and die’.