Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Quote of the Day

The ultimate conformity, abdication, what you will, finds expression in what I may for convenience call the thought-cliché. I used the term in speaking of the misleading image of a fingerprint that advertises a current book, but its like is to be found in all forms of written or spoken opinion. The thought-cliché is an idea or a phrase contrary to fact, which is clung to because it sounds familiar and feeds a half-attentive wish for thought. 

- Jacques Barzun


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