In reality, we are still children. We want to find a playmate for our thoughts and feelings.
The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of a mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one.
Candor is always a double-edged sword; it may heal or it may separate.
Religion is a great force — the only real motive force in the world; but what you fellows don't understand is that you must get at a man through his own religion and not through yours. Instead of facing that fact, you persist in trying to convert all men to your own little sect, so that you can use it against them afterwards. You are all missionaries and proselytizers trying to uproot the native religion from your neighbor's flowerbeds and plant your own in its place. You would rather let a child perish in ignorance than have it taught by a rival sectary. You can talk to me of the quintessential equality of coal merchants and British officers; and yet you can't see the quintessential equality of all the religions.
"Hotchkiss" in Getting Married (1908)
George Bernard Shaw
He never raised his voice.
That was the worst thing — the fury of the Time Lord.
And then we discovered why —
Why this Doctor, who had fought with gods and demons, why he had run away from us and hidden...
He was being kind.
"Son of Mine", about the 10th Incarnation of The Doctor
The Family of Blood
There are people that can't go to Fantastica.
There are those who can but never return.
And there are just a few who go to Fantastica and come back.
And they make both worlds well again.
"Carl Conrad Coreander" in The Neverending Story