Being impressed is an art form. It is not a passive phenomenon universally experienced by everyone who stands in the presence of genius; it is an aesthetic experience that can only be achieved through relentless dedication.
It takes concentration and effort to be the kind of person who maintains their capacity to be inspired by the beauty and brilliance of others.
To recognize and celebrate that which is praiseworthy in one’s peers requires a kind of confidence and maturity not demanded of those who are too cool to be moved by anything other than their own coolness.
Great is the spirit that invokes the admiration of the crowd. Greater still is the spirit that is not too great to play audience to another’s greatness.