Life seems to be an experience in ascending and descending. You think you're beginning to live for a single aim -. . . for discovery of cosmic truths - when all you're really doing is to move from place to place as if devoted primarily to real estate.
I have always suspected that too much knowledge is a dangerous thing. It is a boon to people who don't have deep feelings; their pleasure comes from what they know. . . . But this only emphasizes the difference between the artist and the scholar.