The most decisive actions of our life - I mean those that are most likely to decide the whole course of our future - are, more often than not, unconsidered. ~Andre Gide French critic, essayist, & novelist (1869 - 1951)
I will tell you what I will do and what I will not do. I will not serve that in which I no longer believe, whether it call itself my home, my fatherland, or my church: and I will try to express myself in some mode of life or art as freely as I can and as wholly as I can, using for my defence the only arms I allow myself to use - silence, exile, and cunning.
James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man