"Do you know that there is a midnight hour when every man has to throw off his mask? Do you believe that life will always let itself be mocked? Do you think you can slip away a little before midnight in order to avoid this? Or are you not terrified by it? I have seen men in real life who so long deceived others that their true nature could not reveal itself. In every man there is something which to a certain degree prevents him from becoming truly transparent to himself and this may be the case in a high degree, he may be inexplicably woven into relationships of life which extend far beyond himself that he almost cannot reveal himself. But he who cannot reveal himself cannot love and he cannot love is the most unhappy man of all."