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…with dignity or wisdom for ten consecutive minutes

Thomas Wolfe

…with dignity or wisdom for ten consecutive minutes

“This is man: a writer of books, a putter-down of words, a painter of pictures, a maker of ten thousand philosophies. He grows passionate over ideas, he hurls scorn and mockery at another’s work, he finds the one way, the true way, for himself, and calls all others false–yet in the billion books upon the shelves there is not one that can tell him how to draw a single fleeting breath in peace and comfort. He makes histories of the universe, he directs the destiny of the nations, but he does not know his own history, and he cannot direct his own destiny with dignity or wisdom for ten consecutive minutes.”
Thomas Wolfe, You Can’t Go Home Again

David Isaacson
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