There are three ways of looking at things. the first and most blissful is the way of those for whom things also have more spirit than body, by which I mean people of genius and sensibility, for whom there is nothing that does not speak to the imagination or the heart, and who find everywhere material that inspires them to rise above themselves and feel and live, and a continuous relation of things with the infinite and with man, and an indefinable and vague life—those, in other words, who see everything from the point of view of infinity and in relation to the impulses of their souls (93).
Leopardi, Giacomo, and Michael Caesar. Zibaldone. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013.