"I have scars on my hands from touching certain people... Certain heads, certain colours and textures of human hair leave permanent marks on me."
Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.