• In the course of our lives, the evil which in itself we seek most to shun, and which, when we are fallen into, is the most dreadful to us, is oftentimes the very means or door of our deliverance, by which alone we can be raised again from the affliction we are fallen into.

    Daniel Defoe (1816). “The life and adventures of Robinson Crusoe; including an account of his shipwreck, and residence for twenty-nine years on an unknown island: the remarkable history of his deliverance; and the extraordinary circumstances which afterwards befel him in various parts of the world”, p.197