Peace, love, hate, fear of death are actually nothing but caprice. The moral, the theology, the law or polemics play a role in the human comedy, but it’s still a role, and it’s still comedy. (…)
The human might be much less of a conscious being than theologians, philantropists, pedagogues and polemologists think.
He is more like a rock, a molecule, an atom, coming into and falling out of existence, making connections and breaking them, and all this and the rest of it is imagination.”
From The Sadistic Universe, Willem Frederik Hermans