|As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.
– Carl Jung (1875-1961)
|A novel is balanced between a few true impressions and the multitude of false ones that make up most of what we call life. It tells us that for every human being there is a diversity of existences, that the single existence is itself an illusion in part…it promises us meaning, harmony, and even justice.
– Saul Bellow (1915-2005)