"I do not consider myself less ignorant than most people.

I have been and still am a seeker, but I have ceased to question stars and books.

I have begun to listen to the teachings my blood whispers to me.

My story is not a pleasant one;

it is neither sweet nor harmonious, as invented stories are;

it has the taste of nonsense and chaos, of madness and dreams


like the lives of all men who stop deceiving themselves."