"For life, as far as it is lived in concreto, is above concepts as well as image. To understand it we have to dive into it and to come in touch with it personally; to pick up or cut out a piece of it for inspection murders it; when you think you have got into the essence of it, it is no more, for it has ceased to live but lies immobile and all dried up."

- Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki