Character is the form of the soul. — Character is to the soul what outward appearance is to the body. A man’s genuineness and refinement should not reveal themselves directly; they should express themselves only indirectly as an effect from within.
The beauty of language is that it can never capture precisely what it wants. Language is disconnected, hard, digital as it were, …, it can never completely capture something as connected as reality, experience, or our souls.