This was the first time that he has ever looked into the labyrinth of the human mind. He was very far from understanding what he saw. But what was of more value, he felt and suffered with her. In years that were yet to come , he relived this memory in the most beautiful song this world has known. For the understanding of the soul defencelessness of the conflict between the two poles is not the source of the greatest song. The source of the greatest song is sympathy.
Hallddor Laxness, Independent People