Saturday, April 25, 2015

Quote of the Day (John Steinbeck, on ‘How Greatness Comes to a Man’)

"No one knows how greatness comes to a man. It may lie in his blackness, sleeping, or it may lance into him like those driven fiery particles from outer space. These things, however, are known about greatness: need gives it life and puts it in action; it never comes without pain; it leaves a man changed, chastened, and exalted at the same time--he can never return to simplicity."— John Steinbeck, Sweet Thursday (1954)

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