New Zealand probably waited longer for the appearance or evolution of human beings than any other currently inhabited area of this earth. I thought it might therefore have a purer aura, less polluted by human evil. But alas! I found that it slaughters more animals than any other inhabited country, leaving the atmosphere no less polluted than elsewhere. Thus a golden chance to establish a new and better way of life was passed by.
-- Notebooks Category 12: Reflections > Chapter 6: The Profane and The Profound > # 103