"These are the rules, Pietro; we must have patience; we didn't invent the game, but we must play it, as hounds or hares, one or the other"
"And what if a man should refuse to be either a hound or a hare, Faustina?"
"Then he is no part of a civilized society and he must run away; in short, he must be a hare"

Ignazio Silone. The seed beneath the snow