There exists a great chasm between those, on one side, who relate everything to a single, central vision, one system more or less coherent or articulate, in terms of which they understand, think and feel... And on the other side, those who pursue many ends, often unrelated and even contradictory... The first kind of intellectual and artistic personality belongs to the hedgehogs, the second to the foxes... Dante belongs to the first category, Shakespeare to the second.

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Berlin, Isaiah. The Hedgehog and the Fox. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1953, ch. 1.