It comes to me this brilliant man was Aspergers. He said the problem with human beings and their world is they couldn't sit alone in a room by themselves. I told this to the Admiral and he said, "A good diagnosis of neurotypicals!"
I love Pascal's "le silence immense des ces espaces infinies m'effraie." Indeed.
And "Le cœur a ses raisons, que la raison ne connaît point"which Englished becomes "The heart has its reasons which reason knows nothing of." Also spot on.
Sylvia Drake a character whose author couldn't even remember her. If Sylvia went in search of her author, her author would say, "Who are you? rather like or in the tones of the caterpillar in Alice in Wonderland to Alice.