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Those who form romantic grandiose exotic or miraculous pictures of what a master is like and of what they seek in a man before they can accept him as a master, doom themselves to frustration and assure themselves of disappointment. For they do not yet understand what masterhood really is, hence they are still unfit for personal instruction by a master.

-- Notebooks Category 1: Overview of the Quest > Chapter 6: Student-Teacher > # 295

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