Students generally have very little idea of the world they are entering into, and their teachers – like parents — are viewed as beings who alternately guide and admonish; rarely are those teachers viewed as individuals or is their professional standing considered. It is usually only afterward, when young people encounter real-life situations in their chosen professions that they sometimes learn (if they are lucky) that they studied with one of the greats.

Marian Bantjes (on Doyald Young)