“by the use of the Art, by its thousands combinations, I create around myself, I shape and transmutate countless Worlds in which my tought is the Sun. King of infinites spheres, as subjects and daughters, my dear Visions stand. I love Them and They take care of me; I evoke Them thus They suddenly appear shining like fireflies or erupting like volcanoes. Then, by a movement contrary to phantasy, like a folding fan they are blown far away from me or I cancel those I don’t like anymore or give me fatigue; and I find rest then in ever new creations. I don’t need any other kind of happiness here in this world nor any other kind of company because I am constantly contemplating a sky that almost nobody ever see: a sky filled with everything that ever lived, everything that will ever live, everything that exist in the virtual state of the infinite possibilities”.
Le Seigneur du Lagny a le Cardinal de Rohan