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Ignoranti, quem portum petat, nullus suus ventus est (For those who don’t know which port they are headed to, no wind is favorable.)

Seneca

천재라는 것은 참을성을 갖춘 위대한 소질에 불과하다. (Genius is nothing but a great aptitude for patience.)

Korean Proverb, 한국 속담

The experience is not only grave but awe-inspiring. We feel it to be numinous. It is as if something of great moment had been communicated to us. The recurrent efforts of the mind to grasp- we mean, chiefly, to conceptualise- this something, are seen in the persistent tendency of humanity to provide myths with allegorical explanations. And after all allegories have been tried, the myth itself continues to feel more important than they.

C.S. Lewis concerning myths, An Experiment in Criticism