I have always known that Albert Einstein is universally regarded as a genius, but I had never actually read his biographies. I just had no reason to do so. But recently, having come across some of his quotes, I decided to give Einstein a closer look. I’m glad that I did, because his life mirrors my own life in many ways, and I find myself inspired by the knowledge that there is someone out there whose perspective on life is very similar to mine. Even though he is already dead, his memory lives on, and I’m glad that I have had the privilege of hearing his words and knowing about his life, through the work of biographers / historians.