I believe that confronting the human heart
and the human mind, which are composed of imperishable longings, there is only the mirage of what they longed for. I believe that around us there is only one word on all sides, one immense word which reveals our solitude and extinguishes our radiance: Nothing! I believe that that word does not point to our insignificance or our unhappiness, but on the contrary to our fulfilment and our divinity, since everything is in ourselves.

Hell, Henri Barbusse