Stephen Vizinczey quotes

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Most bad books get that way because their authors are engaged in trying to justify themselves. If a vain author is an alcoholic, t ...
Powerful men in particular suffer from the delusion that human beings have no memories. I would go so far as to say that the disti ...
The only virtue a character needs to possess between hardcovers, even if he bears a real person's name, is vitality: if he comes t ...
The war against Vietnam is only the ghastliest manifestation of what I'd call imperial provincialism, which afflicts America's who ...
Strange as it may seem, no amount of learning can cure stupidity, and formal education positively fortifies it.
Consistency is a virtue for trains: what we want from a philosopher is insights, whether he comes by them consistently or not.
The truth is that our race survived ignorance; it is our scientific genius that will do us in.
Perhaps in a book review it is not out of place to note that the safety of the state depends on cultivating the imagination.
We now have a whole culture based on the assumption that people know nothing and so anything can be said to them.
As both capitalist and communist states--not to mention the technological world--have evolved under the illusion that men purposef ...
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