„You exist: without name, without form. You cannot see the light of day; you cannot see the dark. You sold the green earth and the sun and stars to save yourself. But you have no self. All that which you sold, that is yourself. You have given everything for nothing. And so now you seek to draw the world to you, all that light and life you lost, to fill up your nothingness. But it cannot be filled. Not all the songs of earth, not all the stars of heaven, could fill your emptiness.“
— Ursula K. Le Guin American writer 1929 - 2018
Chapter 12, "The Dry Land"
Earthsea Books, The Farthest Shore (1972)