"The quest of real followers of the path is just to oppose birth and death; they do not look for it in the sayings found in various sources in ancient and modern books. They just step back into themselves and bring it to mind, coolly yet keenly, at the very root and stem.
Suddenly their hands slip, they lose their footing, and they're lost: this is graduation from the study of a lifetime. Perceiving independently, like a solitary lamp, for the first time they are manifestly empowered.
They are like mountains; how could the fears of life and death shake them any more?"
That being said, my post "Blockhead" is included in the July edition of Carnival of Quotes, which of course has been out for about a month, but slow-ass me, I just found out about it. As usual, this interesting variety pack of posts is hosted by Thoughts On Quotes. Inspired by quotes being the only criterion (and hopefully quality of course), there's no telling what you might find...