Zora Neale Hurston
"Great is he, who conquers the frightful. Sublime is he, who, while succumbing to it, fears it not."
"The art of living well and the art of dying well are one."
The Courage to Be and the Courage not to Be.
"To take into the inmost shrine of the soul the irresistible forces whose puppets we seem to be -- Death and change, the irrevocableness of the past, and the powerlessness of man before the blind hurry of the universe from vanity to vanity -- to feel these things and know them is to conquer them."
"Freud was a hero. He descended to the Underworld and met there stark terrors. He carried with him his theory as a Medusa's head which turned these terrors to stone."
psychiatrist R. D. Laing