human and nature, human and animal, and the result is quite stunning.
From that time forth he believed that the wise man is one who never sets himself apart from
other living things, whether they have speech or not, and in later years he strove long to learn
what can be learned, in silence, from the eyes of animals, the flight of birds, the great slow
gestures of trees.
- Ursula K. Le Guin, A Wizard of Earthsea