Countries like ours are full of people who have all the material comforts they desire, yet lead lives of quiet (and at times noisy) desperation, understanding nothing but the fact that there is a hole inside them and that however much food and drink they pour into it, however many motorcars and television sets they stuff it with, however many well-balanced children and loyal friends they parade around the edges of it … it aches.

Bernard Levin (1928-2004) British journalist, critic, broadcaster, satirist
London Times (3 May 1968)

Remarking on a crowd of 90,000 at the Festival of Mind and Body, in London. See Thoreau.

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