We never end up making ourselves; 

I feel these days that I am facing myself like a sculptor standing in front of a rock 

that must be stripped of everything that is not essential.

Juan Jose Millas

The most beautiful creed we pronounce is the one we pronounce in our hour of darkness.

Padre Pio (1887 – 1968)

Everything we think of as great has come to us from neurotics. It is they and they alone who found religions and create great works of art. The world will never realize how much it owes to them and what they have suffered in order to bestow their gifts on it.

Marcel Proust (via entheognosis)