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American Writer, 1895-1990
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Today, the degradation of the inner life is symbolized by the fact that the only place sacred from interruption is the private toilet.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes friends with its grandfathers”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“One of the functions of intelligence is to take account of the dangers that come from trusting solely to the intelligence”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The city is a fact in nature, like a cave, a run of mackerel or an ant-heap. But it is also a conscious work of art, and it holds within its communal framework many simpler and more personal forms of art. Mind takes form in the city; and in turn, urban forms condition mind.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“However far modern science and techniques have fallen short of their inherent possibilities, they have taught mankind at least one lesson: Nothing is impossible.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“A man of courage never needs weapons, but he may need bail.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“A certain amount of opposition is a great help to a man. Kites rise against, not with, the wind.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Traditionalists are pessimists about the future and optimists about the past”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The artist does not illustrate science (but) he frequently responds to the same interests that a scientist does”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“New York is the perfect model of a city, not the model of a perfect city.”

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