Life can interrupt our most cherished plans, providing us a reminder that circumstances are indifferent to our ideals and intentions. And, sometimes the circumstances are inside us like buried mines waiting to explode. The main threats to the contented mind come from the mind itself. Enemies within, compulsions we did not know about, because our life did not come with a map of its inner topography enclosed, a guide to its psychic waves.
Leaving Alexandria: A Memoir of Faith and Doubt
Background on Richard Holloway