“that was bear meat. now, many years have passed, and i regret having eaten so little of it. i think and hope that each of you has gleaned from life what i have. well, none of these things, not even remotely, has the taste of bear meat: the taste of being strong and free, which means free to make mistakes; the taste of being your own master, which means master of the world.”
primo levi, the periodic table, iron.