“Facts are generally overesteemed. For most practical purposes, a thing is what men think it is. When…”

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“Facts are generally overesteemed. For most practical purposes, a thing is what men think it is. When they judged the earth flat, it was flat. As long as men thought slavery tolerable, tolerable it was. We live down here among shadows, shadows among shadows.”

John Updike, Buchanan Dying (via quotespile)

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