1. At once it struck me what quality went to form a man of achievement, especially in literature, and which Shakespeare possessed so enormously — I mean negative capability, that is, when a man is capable of being in uncertainties, mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact and reason.
    John Keats, Letter to George and Thomas Keats (December 22, 1817)
  2. The secret waits for eyes unclouded by longing.
    Tao Te Ching
  3. A little learning is a dang’rous thing;
    Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring;
    There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain,
    And drinking largely sobers us again.
    Alexander Pope, An Essay on Criticism, Part II

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