"All the anxiety that we carry with us, our frustrated dreams, the incomprehensible cruelty, our fear of extinction, the interior painful view of our terrestrial condition have slowly eroded our hope and any other salvation. The bellow of our faith and doubt against darkness and silence — it is one of our most terrible tests of our abandonment and of our terrified and indescribable knowledge."
— From Persona, a film by Ingmar Bergman (1966)