A Quote by Paul R. Halmos on joy, learning, secrets, truth, and vision

The joy of suddenly learning a former secret and the joy of suddenly discovering a hitherto unknown truth are the same to me -- both have the flash of enlightenment, the almost incredibly enhanced vision, and the ecstasy and euphoria of released tension.

Paul R. Halmos

Source: I Want to be a Mathematician, Washington: MAA Spectrum, 1985.

Contributed by: Zaady