Thought it might be good to have an
even number of bullets
to make for himself in the fashion that suits him best a simplified and
intelligible picture of the world; he then tries to some extent to substitute
this cosmos of his for the world of experience, and thus to overcome it.
This is what the painter, the poet, the speculative philosopher, and the
natural scientists do, each in his own fashion. Each makes this cosmos
and its construction the pivot of his emotional life, in order to find
in this way peace and security which he can not find in the narrow whirlpool
of personal experience.