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James Agee
(1909-1955) born on
Nov 27
US novelist, poet. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1958 for "A Death in the Family."
         
   
F
Children, taught either years beneath their intelligence or miles wide of relevance to it, or both: their intelligence becomes hopelessly bewildered, drawn off its centers, bored, or atrophied.

R
The mere attempt to examine my own confusion would consume volumes.
A
Understanding, and action proceeding from understanding and guided by it, is one weapon against the world's bombardment, the one medicine, the one instrument by which liberty, health, and joy may be shaped . . . in the individual, and in the race.
N
He used this great, sad, motionless face to suggest various related things: a one-track mind near the track's end of pure insanity; mulish imperturbability under the wildest of circumstances; how dead a human being can get and still be alive . . .
K
As a whole part of "psychological education" it needs to be remembered that a neurosis can be valuable; also that "adjustment" to a sick and insane environment is of itself not "health" but sickness and insanity.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Let Us Now Praise Famous Men," with Walker Evans, 1941.
R: "Let Us Now Praise Famous Men," with Walker Evans, 1941.
A: "Let Us Now Praise Famous Men," with Walker Evans, 1941.
N: On deadpan comedian Buster Keaton, "Comedy's Greatest Era" reprinted in "Life," Fall 1986.
K: "Let Us Now Praise Famous Men," with Walker Evans, 1941.
   


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