“To disobey in order to take action is the byword of all creative spirits. The history of human progress amounts to a series of Promethean acts.
"But autonomy is also attained in the daily workings of individual lives by means of many small Promethean disobediences, at once clever, well thought out, and patiently pursued, so subtle at times as to avoid punishment entirely.
"There is good reason to study the dynamics of disobedience, the spark behind all knowledge.”
—Gaston Bachelard, "Fragments of a Poetics of Fire"