'We need another and a wiser and perhaps a more
mystical concept of animals... We patronize them
for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate
for having taken form so far below ourselves.
And therein do we err.
For the animal shall not be measured by man.
In a world older and more complete than ours,
they move finished and complete, gifted with the extension
of the senses we have lost or never attained,
living by voices we shall never hear.
They are not brethren, they are not underlings: they are other nations,
caught with ourselves in the net of life and time,
fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the earth.'
'The Outermost House'