It is a vocation in an individually unrepeatable form to give an answer to the call of God and to put one's gifts to creative use.
Personality which is conscious of itself listens to the inward voice and obeys that only. It is not submissive to outside voices.
The greatest among men have always listened exclusively to the inward voice and have refused to conform so far as the world is concerned.
- N. Berdyaev, Slavery and Freedom