"To be shaken out of the ruts of ordinary perception, to be shown for a few timeless hours the outer and inner world, not as they appear to an animal obsessed with survival or to a human being obsessed with words and notions, but as they are apprehended, directly and unconditionally, by Mind at Large — this is an experience of inestimable value to everyone and especially to the intellectual."
"Touching the soul directly through the eyes and, indirectly, along the dark channels of the blood, the moon is doubly a divinity."
"We can pool information about experiences, but never the experiences themselves. From family to nation, every human group is a society of island universes."
Maybe this world is another planet's Hell