• And he began to see the truth, that Ged had neither lost nor won but, naming the shadow of his death with his own name, had made himself whole: a man who, knowing his whole true self, cannot be used or possessed by any power other than himself, and whose life therefore is lived for life's sake and never in the service of ruin, or pain, or hatred, or the dark.

    Ursula K. Le Guin (2012). “A Wizard of Earthsea”, p.214, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt