There’s nobody here who has anything to do with governments! We’re all good people!
– Philip K. Dick, “The Last of the Masters”
The modern mind is quite sufficiently familiarized with the ideas of individuality and personality. We might well ask ourselves whether their importance has not been somewhat exaggerated–no doubt as a kind of reaction against the evils of mass production.
–Etienne Gilson, The Spirit of Mediaeval Philosophy