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American Physician and Writer, 1913-1993
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“When committees gather, each member is necessarily an actor, uncontrollably acting out the part of himself, reading the lines that identify him, asserting his identity. We are designed, coded, it seems, to place the highest priority on being individuals, and we must do this first, at whatever cost, even if it means disability for the group.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“We leave traces of ourselves wherever we go, on whatever we touch”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Sometimes you get a glimpse of a semicolon coming, a few lines farther on, and it is like climbing a steep path through woods and seeing a wooden bench just at a bend in the road ahead, a place where you can expect to sit for a moment, catching your breath.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“We are built to make mistakes, coded for error.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“It hurts the spirit, somehow, to read the word environments, when the plural means that there are so many alternatives there to be sorted through, as in a market, and voted on.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Human language... prevents us from sticking to the matter at hand.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Mistakes are at the very base of human thought feeding the structure like root nodules. If we were not provided with the knack of being wrong, we could never get anything useful done.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“We pass the word around; we ponder how the case is put by different people, we read the poetry; we meditate over the literature; we play the music; we change our minds; we reach an understanding. Society evolves this way . . .”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The waves were big and the wind was blowing hard.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“They didn't even go to the hospital.”

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