"Some humans are permanently surrounded by [an asphyxiating cloud] and [are] therefore inaccessible to us."

"Remember always, that [God] really likes the little vermin, and sets an absurd value on the distinctness of every one of them. When He talks of their losing selves, He only means abandoning the clamour of self-will; once they have done that, He really gives them back all their personality, and boasts (I am afraid, sincerely) that when they are wholly His they will be more themselves than ever."

"You should always try to make the patient abandon the people or food or books he really likes in favour of the 'best' people, the 'right' food, the 'important' books."

"Let him do anything but act...As one of the humans has said, active habits are strengthened by repetition but passive ones are weakened."