"The mad man won't stop ranting. Do you want us to get rid of him?""He's no mad man. He's saner than the lot of you put together. And he will be your next threadbearer."
"Just look at him. Who will listen to his stories?"
"No one. That is the fate you must fight to avert: You won't have the good sense to stop and listen. But we run ahead of ourselves. The ground must be readied before you recognize what sane really looks like. The hard part is admitting that it may not look like you."