They ask me here to write a book. Well, I think I must do something that way, this time. But that's the botheration; who will take the trouble of putting things in black and white and all that! . . . We must electrify society, electrify the world. Idle gossip and barren ceremonials won't do. Ceremonials are meant for householders, your work is the distribution and propagation of thought-currents. If you can do that, then it is all right. . . .
- Swami Vivekananda
(Summer?) 1894.The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda/Volume 6/Epistles - Second Series/LVI Dear and Beloved