And the desire to make an intelligible system or pattern out of it ( = the world) is at bottom an outcome of fear, in fact a kind of agoraphobia or dread of open spaces. Within the four walls of his library the timid student feels safe.
Source: The Conquest of Happiness, 1930, Chap.11:Zest
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