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Quotation by Henry Brooks Adams
I am an anarchist in politics and an impressionist in art as well as a symbolist in literature. Not that I understand what these terms mean, but I take them to be all merely synonyms of pessimist.
Henry Brooks Adams (1838–1918), U.S. historian. Letter, October 28, 1894, to Charles Milnes Gaskell. Letters, Vol. 2, p. 57, ed. Worthington Chauncy Ford, Houghton Mifflin (1938).
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