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Touched With Fire

· …ancient admonition of Longinus, who argued that “sublime impulses are exposed to greater dangers when they are left to themselves without the ballast and stability of knowledge; they need the curb as often as the spur.”

Pg. 98

· “…that depression of mind which enchains the faculties without destroying them, and leaves reason the knowledge of right without the power of pursuing it.”
-Samuel Johnson

Quoted on pg. 231

· …quoted [Francis] Galton as saying that “men who leave their on the world are very often those who, being gifted and full of nervous power, are at the same time haunted and driven by a dominant idea, and are therefore within a measurable distance of insanity.”

Pg. 254

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