It is possible for a man who knows of the Quest only through emotional faith or intellectual conviction to turn aside from it for the remainder of his incarnation, but it is not possible for a man who has enjoyed this Glimpse to do so. He may try--and some do--but each day of such alienation will be a haunted day. The ghost will not leave him alone until he returns.
-- Notebooks Category 22: Inspiration and the Overself > Chapter 7: After the Glimpse > # 243
-- Perspectives > Chapter 22: Inspiration and the Overself > # 94