‘We wanted to be all of a piece. And we couldn’t bring it off. Because we just aren’t all of a piece. We wanted first to have nothing but nice daytime selves, awfully nice and kind and refined. But it didn’t work. Because whether we want it or not, we’ve got night-time selves. And the most spiritual woman ever born or made has to perform her natural functions just like anybody else. We must always keep in line with this fact.
Well, then, we have night-time selves. And the night-self is the very basis of the dynamic self. The blood-consciousness and the blood-passion is the very source and origin of us. Not that we can stay at the source. Nor even make a goal of the source, as Freud does. The business of living is to travel away from the source. But you must start every single day fresh from the source. You must rise every day afresh out of the dark sea of the blood.
When you go to sleep at night, you have to say:
Here dies the man I am and know myself to be.
And when you rise in the morning you have to say:
Here rises an unknown quantity which is still myself.’ (D. H. Lawrence, Fantasia of the Unconscious).