If you look at the world with parted lips and a pure heart, and will the good, won't that make a true and beautiful poem? One's heart tells one that it will; and one's heart is wrong. There is no direct road to Parnassus .
They gang in Stirks, and come out Asses, Plain truth to speak; An'syne they think to climb Parnassus By dint o'Greek!Robert Burns
Music is the poor man's Parnassus.
It seems to be expected of every pilgrim up the slopes of the mathematical Parnassus, that he will at some point or other of his journey sit down and invent a definite integral or two towards the increase of the common stock.james joseph sylvester