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Archibald MacLeish Quotes: That peculiar disease of intellectuals, that infatuation with ideas at the expense of experience, that compels experience to conform to bookish expectations.
         

That peculiar disease of intellectuals, that infatuation with ideas at the expense of experience, that compels experience to conform to bookish expectations.


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The dissenter is every human being at those moments of his life when he resigns momentarily from the herd and thinks for himself.



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