To believe in something not yet proved and to underwrite it with our lives: it is the only way we can leave the future open. Man, surrounded by facts, permitting himself no surmise, no intuitive flash, no great hypothesis, no risk, is in a locked cell. Ignorance cannot seal the mind and imagination more surely.

Lillian Smith (1897-1966) American author
The Journey, ch. 15 (1954)
Added on 3-Nov-08 | Last updated 3-Nov-08
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