No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks.
— Mary Wollstonecraft
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
— Teilhard de Chardin
Shell: ‘Tober, what does it mean: Faith?’
Tober: ‘Only one man had it.’
Shell: ‘. . . What is it, Tober?’
Tober: ‘It’s life.’
— Odd Man Out (1947)
The worst readers are those who behave like plundering troops: they take away a few things they can use, dirty and confound the remainder, and revile the whole.