Ego is a rat on the sinking ship of being.
"Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent. We would not dare to conceive the things which are really mere commonplaces of existence."
- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
"The trouble with fiction is that it makes too much sense. Reality never makes sense. […] Fiction has unity, fiction has style. Facts possess neither. In the raw, existence is always one damned thing after another…"
The Genius and the Goddess