There is an independence which gives a man special strength for it allows him to possess complete purity of motive. It does not come easily, for he has to stay clear of all attempts to organize the truth, of all orthodoxies, groups, factions, parties, and sects which claim to be united with it. He may align himself with none of those. Therefore he can take up no defined position, no particular program. Is he then a neutral? No and yes. Is he an individualist? Yes and no.
-- Notebooks Category 1: Overview of the Quest > Chapter 3: Independent Path > # 145