• The thoughts of all men arise from the darkness. If you are the movement of your soul, and the cause of that movement precedes you, then how could you ever call your thoughts your own? How could you be anything other than a slave to the darkness that comes before?

    R. Scott Bakker (2008). “The Darkness that Comes Before: The Prince of Nothing, Book One (The Prince of Nothing)”, p.250, The Overlook Press