Two of the chief ways an essayist can prove interesting are, first, by telling readers things they already know in their hearts but have never been able to formulate for themselves; and, second, by telling them things they do not know and perhaps have never even imagined.

Joseph Epstein (b. 1937) American writer
The Norton Book of Personal Essays, Introducton (1997)

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