"The point of life is life."
- Goethe (letter to J.J. Meyer, 8 February 1796)
"Necessary: An eye for what is twilight. Sundown is sunrise elsewhere. Charaterologically: one is an optimist or pessimist. Change is effected through radiations.... Visible changes are preceded by less visible ones and these by ones that are invisible. Already technology rises up as modus vivendi from great depth. The precedence of spiritual change before technological, technological before political, political before strategic....Profit and loss lie in what is unforeseen. Just for this reason one should not lose faith too soon, not even in questions of power."
- Ernst Junger, Maxima-Minima, Additional Notes to The Worker (1964)