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Mary Catherine Bateson
(1939-____) born on
Dec 08
US anthropologist, teacher, writer. She has written/coauthored eight books, including "Composing a Life" and "With a Daughter's Eye: A Memoir of Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson" [her parents].
Fear is not a good teacher. The lessons of fear are quickly forgotten.

There are few things as toxic as a bad metaphor. You can't think without metaphors.
Goals too clearly defined can become blinkers.
The capacity to combine commitment with skepticism is essential to democracy.
The timing of death, like the ending of a story, gives a changed meaning to what preceded it.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "A World of Ideas," 1989.
R: "A World of Ideas," 1989.
A: "Composing a Life," 1989.
N: "Composing a Life," 1989.
K: "With a Daughter's Eye," 1984.

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