The figure of the Fool is widely misunderstood. He is neither a jester nor a clown nor an idiot. He is, instead, the dark side of genius. For if a genius has the ability to see and make connections beyond the normal range of vision, the fool is one who can see — and disconnect.
-Otto Scott, cited in Productive Christians in an Age of Guilt-Manipulators by David Chilton, 43.