For a thousand years we have scrabbled after fish heads, but now we have a reason to live
- to learn, to discover, to be free! How much more there is now to living! Instead of our drab slogging forth and back to the fishing boats, there’s reason to life! We can lift ourselves out of ignorance, we can find ourselves as creatures of excellence and intelligence and skill.
- Richard Bach, “Jonathan Livingston Seagull”