• It is impossible that a genius - at least a literary genius - can ever be discovered by his intimates; they are so close to him that he is out of focus to them and they can't get at his proportions; they can't perceive that there is any considerable difference between his bulk and their own.

    Mark Twain (2012). “Mark Twain at Your Fingertips: A Book of Quotations”, p.141, Courier Corporation