"We move amidst generalities and symbols, as within a tilt-yard in which our force is effectively pitted against other forces; and fascinated by action, tempted by it, for our own good, on to the field it has selected, we live in a zone midway between things and ourselves, externally to things, externally also to ourselves."
— Bergson, Henri-Louis (1859-1941)
(III, pp. 153-7)
Text from Henri Bergson, Laughter: an Essay on the Meaning of the Comic, trans. Cloudesley Brereton and Fred Rothwell (New York: Macmillan, 1911). <Link to Google Books>