Thomas Edward Lawrence The mint, Londres, Jonathan Cape, p. 24, 1955.

Accident, achievement, and rumour (cementedequally by my partials friends) had built me such a caddis-shell as almost prompted me to forget the true shape of the worm Inside. So I had sloughed  tham and it right off-every comfort and possession- to plunge crudely amongst crude men and find myself for theses remaining years of prime life. Fear now told me that nothing of my present would survive this voyage into the unknow.