“The reason two people are reluctant to really strip themselves naked in front of each other is because in doing so they make themselves vulnerable and give enormous power over themselves one to the other. How awful, how deadly, how catastrophically they can hurt each other, wreck and ruin each other forever! How often, indeed, they end by inflicting pain and torment upon each other. Better maintain shallow, superficial affairs; that way the scars are not too deep, no blood is hacked from the soul.”
- Eldridge Cleaver.
(excerpt from Soul on Ice)