If only an infant prodigy could be prodigious in grasping human nature and not in memory and quickness of intellect alone. But then, not everything is inborn. The truly important parts of life develop slowly with experience, and that person is lucky who can learn them more quickly and with greater ease than I did.

(from Chapter 1, "Infant Prodigy?", of I. Asimov: A Memoir by Isaac Asimov; cf. AsimovOnHappiness (7 Nov 2007), Isaac Asimov (28 Nov 2007), ...)

TopicLiterature - TopicLife - 2007-12-02

(correlates: AsimovOnMemory, AsimovOnHappiness, Isaac Asimov, ...)