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Quotation by John Fitzgerald Kennedy
In free society art is not a weapon.... Artists are not engineers of the soul.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917–1963), U.S. Democratic politician, president. speech, Oct. 26, 1963, Amherst College, Massachusetts. quoted in New York Times (Oct. 27, 1963).
The words "Writers are the engineers of human souls" have been ascribed to Josef Stalin.
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