The passing of Hud

So here’s a great quote from Paul Newman in the New York Times tribute today.

“We are such spendthrifts with our lives,” Mr. Newman once told a reporter. “The trick of living is to slip on and off the planet with the least fuss you can muster. I’m not running for sainthood. I just happen to think that in life we need to be a little like the farmer, who puts back into the soil what he takes out.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/28/movies/28newman.html?pagewanted=2&hp

Does modesty come only after greatness? Or is it a quality which imbues greatness upon a person?

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