“The need for people who transcend ‘ordinary’ people by their wit, intelligence, or leadership is age-old. With the arrival of mass media technologies, such as photography and film, stardom has genuinely been propelled into orbit.
“Nevertheless, a much deeper need has become apparent and that is the demand for inspiration. Just a pretty face or PR ingenuity does not stick anymore in these increasingly transparent times. Nowadays inspiration is the essential ingredient for lasting glory.”