The fountain of content must spring up in the mind and he who hath so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless effort and multiply the grief he proposes to remove

If you want the secondary greatness of recognised talent, focus first on the primary greatness of character. Character before personality.

People from different parts of the world can respond to the same creative artform or story if it says something to them about their own history and their own experiences