- I retaliated [against the calf worshippers] by visiting on them all manner of mischief, but I concluded, after some centuries of chronic relapsing on their part, that rage and punishment was not the best way to hold a clientele. It is only the most primitive of mortals who is swayed by that sort of thing.
- I realized suddenly that I was in an impossible situation, and there was really no way out. No acceptable way. I could not go on - so I stopped.