"And suddenly, I understood; everything became extraordinarily clear and simple. Everything: life, death, the meaning of existence. And even stronger than this revelation was my surprise: how had no one on earth yet understood this thing, so extraordinarily simple? I had the feeling that a message had been transmitted to me, that I should remember it so as to be able to communicate it to men. I woke up with this idea in mind: not to forget what I had seen.
A second later, I had forgotten."