I want to tear down the exceptional preeminence now generally awarded to the self, and I pledge to be spurred on by a concrete certainty, and not the caprice of an ideological ambush or a dazzling intellectual prank. I propose to to prove that personality is a mirage maintained by conceit and custom, without metaphysical foundation or visceral reality.
"The Nothingness of Personality," 1922, Selected Non-Fictions, p. 3