“A self does not amount to much, but no self is an island; each exists in a fabric of relations that is now more complex and mobile than ever before. Young or old, man or woman, rich or poor, a person is always located at “nodal points” of specific communication circuits, however tiny these may be.”
Bibliographic Reference: 

Jean-François Lyotard, The postmodern condition : a report on knowledge. (Manchester: Univ. Pr., 1984).