Be Kind to a Genius Today

All Work and No Play Makes Jack a Dull Boy

The price of being gifted is being ungifted much of the time, and just because the gift is so ravishing, so exhausting. This explains why Keats died young, why Beethoven was ill-tempered, why Dante was vindictive and full of hate.

Delmore Schwartz

Screen capture from Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining (1980)

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