• The difference between a simpleton and an intelligent man, according to the man who is convinced that he is of the latter category, is that the former wholeheartedly accepts all things that he sees and hears while the latter never admits anything except after a most searching scrutiny. He imagines his intelligence to be a sieve of closely woven mesh through which nothing but the finest can pass.

    R. K. Narayan (1988). “A Writer's Nightmare: Selected Essays, 1958-1988”, p.87, Penguin Books India