Of all the creatures of the earth man is the only one whose behavior is unpredictable. There is in us something of all creation.

If we are denied the smallest measure of freedom we are spiritually thwarted and crippled. It is the full awareness of our diverse nature and the integration of the myriad elements of which we are composed that make us whole, make us human.

Religion may make us saints, or just good citizens; but what makes us men, what makes us human to the core, is freedom.

It is a terrifying word, freedom, for those who have lived all their lives in mental shackles.

— from Obscenity in Literature by Henry Miller