“The problem’s not that the truth is harsh but that liberation from ignorance is as painful as being born. Run after truth until you’re breathless. Accept the pain involved in re-creating yourself afresh. These ideas will take a life to comprehend, a hard one interspersed with drunken moments. ~ Naguib Mahfouz, “Palace of Desire”
Taken from "In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts" by Gabor Mate'