"I am a sick man. ... I am a spiteful man. I am an unattractive man. I believe my liver is diseased. However, I know nothing at all about my disease, and do not know for certain what ails me." Fyodor Dostoevsky. Notes from Underground.
"I want to see you and speak to you. I know you don't listen or at least pretend you don't listen, but I shall bang on your door until you open, and if you don't open . . . if you don't open your door, I shall break it down!"
Nikos Kazantzakis, The Last Temptation of Christ, p 103. From the Abbot's Prayer.