The world’s great men have not commonly been great scholars, nor its great scholars great men.
– Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Everybody has done something about Marco Polo. It’s the tiredest, most trite and worked-over subject in the world, and that was why it appealed to me, because I wanted to do something really new and different about something that had been worked over all these centuries, and I think I did.
– Gary Jennings