"There are essential and inessential insanities. The latter are solar in character, the former are linked to the moon.
Inessential insanities are a brittle amalgamation of ambition, aggression, and pre-adolescent anxiety — garbage that should have been dumped long ago.
Essential insanities are those impulses one instinctively senses are virtuous and correct, even though peers may regard them as coo-coo.
Inessential insanities get one in trouble with one's self. Essential insanities get one in trouble with others. In fact, it may be essential. Poetry, the best of it, is lunar and is concerned with the essential insanities..."
"Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns, so that each small piece of her fabric reveals the organization of the entire tapestry."
"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool."
~Richard P. Feynman