"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."