Symbols are just symbols; the thing's the thing.
We are born princes and the civilizing process makes us frogs.
From your first day at school you are cut off from life to make theories.
How should men know what is coming to pass within them, when there are no words to grasp it? How could the drops of water know themselves to be a river? Yet the river flows on.
In every part and corner of our life, to lose oneself is to be gainer; to forget oneself is to be happy.
Robert Louis Stevenson