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Stephen Vizinczey
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Strange as it may seem, no amount of learning can cure stupidity, and formal education positively fortifies it.

R
The truth is that our race survived ignorance; it is our scientific genius that will do us in.
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The only virtue a character needs to possess between hardcovers, even if he bears a real person's name, is vitality: if he comes to life in our imaginations, he passes the test.
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Consistency is a virtue for trains: what we want from a philosopher is insights, whether he comes by them consistently or not.
K
We now have a whole culture based on the assumption that people know nothing and so anything can be said to them.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Europe's Inner Demons," review of Norman Cohn, An Inquiry Inspired by the Great Witch-Hunt, in Sunday Telegraph (London, 2 March 1975; repr. in Truth and Lies in Literature, 1986).
R: "Leonardo's Regret," in Times (London, 21 Sept. 1970; repr. in Truth and Lies in Literature, 1986), review of Richie Calder, The Age of the Eye.
A: "Condemned World, Literary Kingdom," review of Mailer, Armies of the Night, in Times Saturday Review (London, 21 Sept. 1968; repr. in Truth and Lies in Literature, 1986).
N: "Good Faith and Bad," in Sunday Telegraph (London, 21 April 1974; repr. in Truth and Lies in Literature, 1986), review of Hazel E. Barnes, Sartre.
K: In "Observer Review," (London), 24 Jun 1990.
   


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