Subjects — S
For an introvert his environment is himself and can never be subject to startling or unforeseen change.
My own thoughts Are my companions; my designs and labors And aspirations are my only friends.
Happiness lies outside yourself, is achieved through interacting with others. Self-forgetfulness should be one’s goal, not self-absorption. The male, capable of only the latter, makes a virtue of an irremediable fault and sets up self-absorption, not only as a good but as a Philosophical Good.
The more I study religions the more I am convinced that man never worshipped anything but himself.
A wave of anger washed over me, anger against myself, at my age at the time, that stupid lyrical age, when a man is too great a riddle to himself to be interested in the riddles outside himself and when other people are mere walking mirrors in which he is amazed to find his own emotions, his own worth.