“Man is an animal, for the most part a creative one, prone to striving for a goal consciously and to…”

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“Man is an animal, for the most part a creative one, prone to striving for a goal consciously and to engaging in the arts of engineering, that is, always and constantly forging new paths wherever they may lead. But the reason, maybe, that he wants sometimes to go off on a tangent is because he is predestined to forge this path, and perhaps also because however stupid the spontaneous man of action is in general, all the same the thought will sometimes occur to him that this path will almost always lead somewhere or other, and that the main thing is not where it leads but rather that it just goes somewhere.”

Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Notes from Underground

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