“On the favourable side of the balance, I think that I am superior to the common run of men in noticing things which easily escape attention, and in observing them carefully.”
– Charles Darwin, in his autobiography, written for his family in 1876. He died in 1882.
(With thanks to Robin Ince for bringing this to my attention in his show ‘The Importance of Being Interested. http://robinince.com/)