The real meditation is ... the meditation on one's identity. Ah, voilà une chose!! You try it. You try finding out why you're you and not somebody else. And who in the blazes are you anyhow? Ah, voilà une chose!
Ezra Pound (1885–1972), U.S. poet, critic. Letter, April 21, 1913, to Pound's fiancée (later wife) Dorothy Shakespear. Ezra Pound and Dorothy Shakespear: Their Letters 1909-1914, eds. Omar Pound and A. Walton Litz (1985).