"Voyaging through strange seas of thought, alone ..." William Wordsworth

31 December 2020


I do not, in short, myself believe it is in the least bit undignified to confess to having been critically influenced in one's thinking by a teacher, or a faculty, or a book; but the accent these days is so strong on atomistic intellectual independence that to suggest such a thing is, as I have noted, highly inflammatory.

William F. Buckley Jr., from Up From Liberalism

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