A visitor to heaven asked where to find the “distinguished people.”
“But they aren’t distinguished-” his guide replied, “no more than anyone else. Don’t you understand? The Glory flows into everyone and back from everyone: like light and mirrors. But the light’s the thing.”
“Do you mean there are no famous men.”
“They are all famous. They are all known, remembered and recognized by the only Mind that can give a perfect judgment.”
Known, remembered, recognized.
C. S. Lewis’ The Great Divorce