To bear children into this world is like carrying wood into a burning house.
Peter Wessel Zapffe (1899 – 1990) was a Norwegian metaphysician, author, artist, lawyer and mountaineer.

I agree with these sentiments absolutely, and have always expressed such similar things.

Against Any Robbers

I go into solitude so as not to drink out of everybody's cistern. When I am among the many, I live as the many do, and I do not think I really think. After a time it always seems as if they want to banish my self from myself and rob me of my soul.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

Ben Mclaughlin, “Anyone Awake?” (2012)

(h/t: Poetic Outlaws)