Saturday, April 05, 2003
On Excellence

"I think that when excellence enters the world -- when an individual brings his excellence into the world -- it is like a deep love being born between two people for the first time. It goes into the world and adds to the sum total of good in it. It inspires, and is moving in a way that cannot always be explained or understood. It adds to." -- Peggy Noonan (here -- probably a perishable link) from her appreciation of the life and work of Michael Kelly.