You'd let the whole world perish rather than soil that immaculate self of yours with a single spot of which you'd have to be ashamed.
Believing in fate produces fate. Believing in freedom will create infinite possibilities.
If you know that this life is all that you have, wouldn't you make the most of it?
A Conformist is a man who declares, "It's true because others believe it" - but an Individualist is NOT a man who declares, "It's true because I believe it." An Individual declares, "I believe it because I see in reason that it is true.
I want it real. I want to know that there is someone, somewhere, who wants it, too. Or else what is the use of seeing it, and working, and burning oneself for an impossible vision? A spirit, too, needs fuel. It can run dry