As soon as we do anything with enthusiasm, with conviction, with total attention, life takes on a ‘real’ quality. Our greatest human mistake is to feel that certain things do not deserve enthusiastic attention. We have to learn that anything done with enthusiastic attention exalts us and increases our strength.
Colin Wilson, The Strange Life of P.D. Ouspensky
Free will: the sustaining of thoughts because I choose to when I might have other thoughts.
Charles Renouvier, Essais