“There is immeasurably more left inside than what comes out in words.”

Fyodor Dostoevsky

"The tragedy is simply this: that new meanings can only come from the creative depths of the life force within each individual; but the individual is the last one who believes in his right to develop unique meanings. He takes everything he needs uncritically from the society at large. As a result, man’s meanings, instead of being free and open, are in fact ‘instinctivized’–hardened into the mold of a standard social pattern.” (198)

– Ernest Becker, Beyond Alienation