One of the things that is fascinating is that we don’t know who we are. Human beings in acting out history describe themselves and every new epic is a new description of what human beings are. Every life is a new description of what human beings are. Every work of science, every object of art is new information. And it is inconceivable at this point that we could say anything final about what the human mind is, because it is demonstrating… in beautiful ways and terrifying ways, that it will surprise us over and over and over again.
Marilynne Robinson, a novelist, in her conversation with Marcelo Glieser