Wash daily from nose tip to tail tip;
drink deeply, but never too deep;
and remember the night is for hunting
and forget not the day is for sleep.

The jackal may follow the tiger, but, cub,
when thy whiskers are grown,
Remember the wolf is a hunter
—go forth and get food of thy own.

The Earth; The Starting Point
Preface (p. 3)
No visiting angel, or explorer from another planet, could have guessed that this bland orb teemed with vermin, with world-mastering, self-torturing, incipiently angelic beasts.

The universe now appeared to me as a void wherein floated rare flakes of snow, each flake a universe.