One should not fear the rebel. One should not be afraid of becoming a rebel himself. To do something new has always been called rebellion…What is to be feared is the death of the spirit. To believe only what one is taught to believe, to say only what one is taught to say, to do only what one is asked to do, to find security in life by existing formally like a doll poured from a model, to lose completely the idea of self confidence in ones independence and the belief in self-improvement – this is death of the spirit. To live is to rebel.
– Tokutomi Roka, 1911, Japan