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On Genius

The best things in life we don’t choose — they choose us. A great love, a great calling, a great illumination — they happen unto us, like light falling upon that which is lit. We have given a name to these unbidden greatnesses — genius, from the Latin for “spirit,” denoting the spirit of a universe we can only submit to but cannot govern.

— Maria Popova, The Marginalist

A nice reflection on genius, including quotes from Emerson and Twain.

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