"And it would not surprise me if the great classic paralyses were to offer [...] unspeakable satisfactions. To be literally incapable of motion at last, that must be something! My mind swoons when I think of it. And mute into the bargain! And perhaps deaf as a post! And who knows blind as a bat! And as likely as not your memory a blank! And just enough braind intact to allow you to exult! And to dread death like a regenaration."