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  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    Most of western culture is a distortion of reality. But reality should be distorted; that is, imaginatively amended. The Buddhist acquiescence to nature is neither accurate about nature nor just to human potential.
    Source: Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson (1990)
  • Fawn M. Brodie
    Fawn M. Brodie
    American historian and biographer 1915-1981
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    A man's memory is bound to be a distortion of his past in accordance with his present interests, and the most faithful autobiography is likely to mirror less what a man was than what he has become.
  • Abraham J. Heschel
    Abraham J. Heschel
    Polish-born American rabbi 1907-1972
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    New insight begins when satisfaction comes to an end, when all that has been seen, said, or done looks like a distortion. Man's true fulfillment depends on communion with that which transcends him.
    Source: Who Is Man? (1965)
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    There is no true expertise in the humanities without knowing all of the humanities. Art is a vast, ancient interconnected web-work, a fabricated tradition. Over-concentration on any one point is a distortion.
  • Walter Lippmann
    Walter Lippmann
    American writer, reporter, and political commentator 1889-1974
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    When distant and unfamiliar and complex things are communicated to great masses of people, the truth suffers a considerable and often a radical distortion. The complex is made over into the simple, the hypothetical into the dogmatic, and the relative into an absolute.
  • Ambrose Bierce
    Ambrose Bierce
    American writer 1842-1914
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    Laughter - An interior convulsion, producing a distortion of the features and accompanied by inarticulate noises. It is infectious and, though intermittent, incurable.
  • Ambrose Bierce
    Ambrose Bierce
    American writer 1842-1914
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    Laughter: An interior convulsion, producing a distortion of the features and accompanied by inarticulate noises. It is infectious and, though intermittent, incurable.
    Source: The Devil's Dictionary (1911)
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