A true revelation, it seems to me, will only emerge from stubborn concentration on a solitary problem.
I am not in league with inventors or adventurers, nor with travelers to exotic destinations. The surest -also the quickest- way to awake the sense of wonder in ourselves is to look intently, undeterred, at a single object. Suddenly, miraculously, it will reveal itself as something we have never seen before. 1
— Cesare Pavese, 1947
To perform at our best—in any activity—we need to quit everything else and bring all of our focus to the task at stake.
The Elements of Typographic Style Paperback by Robert Bringhurst. 2002. ↩