Quotes from
The Search for Common Ground

From my childhood I have been on the scent of the tie that binds life at a level so deep that the final privacy of the individual would be reinforced rather than threatened.  I always wanted to be me without making it difficult for you to be you.  (xiii)

[Whenever the individual is cut off from the private and personal nourishment from other individuals or from particular individuals, the result is a wasting away, a starvation, a failure of his life to be sustained and nourished.  (3)

The human spirit cannot abide the enforced loneliness of isolation.  We literally feed on each other; where this nourishment is not available, the human spirit and the human body--both--sicken and die.  (3)