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You must be in tune with the times and prepared to break with tradition.

You must be in tune with the times and prepared to break with tradition.

by James Agee Found in: Tradition Quotes,
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Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, A Death in the Family, Shorter Fiction

Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, A Death in the Family, Shorter Fiction

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We are talking now of summer evenings in Knoxville, Tennessee in
the time that I lived there so successfully read more

We are talking now of summer evenings in Knoxville, Tennessee in
the time that I lived there so successfully disguised to myself
as a child.

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It is a peculiar part of the good photographer's adventure to know where luck is most likely to lie in read more

It is a peculiar part of the good photographer's adventure to know where luck is most likely to lie in the stream, to hook it, and to bring it in without unfair play and without too much subduing it.

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The mere attempt to examine my own confusion would consume volumes.

The mere attempt to examine my own confusion would consume volumes.

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When he ran from a cop his transitions from accelerating walk to easy jog trot to brisk canter to headlong read more

When he ran from a cop his transitions from accelerating walk to easy jog trot to brisk canter to headlong gallop to flogged-piston sprint were as distinct and as soberly in order as an automatic gearshift.

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I'm very anxious not to fall into archaism or "literary" diction. I want my vocabulary to have a very large read more

I'm very anxious not to fall into archaism or "literary" diction. I want my vocabulary to have a very large range, but the words must be alive.

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Understanding, and action proceeding from understanding and guided by it, is one weapon against the world's bombardment, the one medicine, read more

Understanding, and action proceeding from understanding and guided by it, is one weapon against the world's bombardment, the one medicine, the one instrument by which liberty, health, and joy may be shaped . . . in the individual, and in the race.

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This continent, an open palm spread frank before the sky.

This continent, an open palm spread frank before the sky.

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As a whole part of "psychological education" it needs to be remembered that a neurosis can be valuable; also that read more

As a whole part of "psychological education" it needs to be remembered that a neurosis can be valuable; also that "adjustment" to a sick and insane environment is of itself not "health" but sickness and insanity.

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