I discover for myself that I depend on something- an audience, say, which will stimulate me. I derive from that audience... a kind of energy. The more they disagree the more vitality they give me. If they agree it becomes a very shallow, empty thing... Now why? Why do I depend? Because in myself I am shallow, in myself I have nothing, in myself I have no source which is always full and rich, vital, moving, living. So I depend.
— Jiddu Krishnamurti