Sunday, November 23, 2014

Quote of the Day (Saul Bellow, on an ‘Open Channel to the Soul’)

“In the greatest confusion there is still an open channel to the soul. It may be difficult to find because by midlife it is overgrown, and some of the wildest thickets that surround it grow out of what we describe as our education. But the channel is always there, and it is our business to keep it open, to have access to the deepest part of ourselves.”— Nobel laureate Saul Bellow (1915-2005), foreword to Allan Bloom, The Closing of the American Mind: How Higher Education Has Failed Democracy and Impoverished the Souls of Today's Students (1987).   

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