Barbara wrote that his brain frightened her. It was sharp and clear and cruel. She admired him for being always unsentimental, but noted 'always remember to rely on yourself ... if you are in a sticky place he will be so interested in noting your reactions that he will probably forget to rescue you.'
Great, strong, spiritual love which is always at the same time a genuine, unsentimental love of man cannot be without wrath. ... Anger can no more be separated from love than flame and heat can from fire. Love and anger are a single fire of the Spirit.