Quote by Konrad Lorenz
Every man gets a narrower and narrower field of knowledge in which he must be an expert in order to compete with other people. The specialist knows more and more about less and less and finally knows everything about nothing.
This quote suggests that in our modern world, individuals are increasingly expected to specialize and become experts in a specific field in order to be successful. However, as our knowledge becomes more focused, our understanding of other areas becomes limited. Eventually, the specialist becomes so immersed in their narrow field that they lose perspective and end up with a deep understanding of a small subject, but a lack of knowledge in broader domains. Thus, they can be seen as knowing everything within their specialty but lacking useful knowledge outside of it.
When we were growing up and saw a Ray Harryhausen movie, we were interested in how it was done. But thank God we got to go through the magic of seeing it before we knew how it was done. You were able to get this beautiful, pure, visceral response to something without knowing too much about it.