One of the functions of thought is to be

One of the functions of thought is to be occupied all the time with something. Most of us want to have our minds continually occupied so that we are prevented from seeing ourselves as we actually are. We are afraid to be empty. We are afraid to look at our fears.

~ Krishnamurti

one of the functions of thought is to be
 
"One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple." Jack Kerouac