I am a programmer. In this website I write how I apply what I learn from books I read from cover to cover and from courses, specializations and certifications I take and approve. The following text contains my favorite quotation. It appears in the book "Bartlett's Book of Anecdotes", written by Clifton Fadiman and published by Little, Brown and Company:
SARASATE [y Navascués], Pablo de (1844-1908), Spanish violinist.
In the latter part of his career, Sarasate received a visit from a famous music critic who acclaimed him as a genius. Sarasate accepted the compliment with little enthusiasm. "A genius!" he said. "For thirty-seven years I've practiced fourteen hours a day, and now they call me a genius!"