I know just enough about myself to know I cannot settle for one of those
simplifications which indignant people seize upon to make understandable a
world too complex for their comprehension. Astrology, health food, flag
waving, bible thumping, Zen, nudism, nihilism -- all of these are grotesque
simplifications which small dreary people adopt in the hope of thereby
finding The Answer, because the very concept that maybe there is no answer,
never has been, never will be, terrifies them—Travis Mcgee [John D.