Dante Alighier1265-1321 Ital “Divine Comedy” “Thy soul is by vile fear assailed, which oft so overcasts a man, that he recoils from noblest resolution, like a beast at some false semblance in the twilight gloom.” ― Dante Alighieri, Inferno. Inspirational.
"In the midway of this mortal life, I found myself in a gloomy wood, astray." From Dante Alighieri' Divine Comedy as translated by Henry Francis Cary. "Departure for the Great Journey" -From Salvador Dali's illustrations for Divine Comedy.