My Master used to say, "This world is a huge lunatic asylum where all men are mad, some after money, some after women, some after name or fame, and a few after God. I prefer to be mad after God. God is the philosophers' stone that turns us to gold in an instant; the form remains, but the nature is changed — the human form remains, but no more can we hurt or sin."
- Swami Vivekananda
The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda/Volume 7/Inspired Talks/Monday, June 24