The following comes from Madeleine L’Engle, in A Circle of Quiet (NY: Harper, 1972), page 54:
That night during a wakeful period I thought about all the people in history, literature, art, whom I most admire: Mozart, Shakespeare, Homer, El Greco, St. John, Chekhov, Gregory of Nyssa, Dostoevsky, Emily Bronte: not one of them would qualify for a mental-health certificate. It’s been a small game with me this summer to ask, “Do you know anybody you really admire, who has really been important to the world in a creative way, who would qualify for a mental-health certificate?” So far nobody has come up with one.
I took L’Engle’s challenge. And, my list is pretty short…
Other than Jesus, me and you, I don’t know who else would qualify to appear on the list. And, I ‘m not that sure about you.