I have always suspected that too much knowledge is a dangerous thing. It is a boon to people who don't have deep feelings; their p leasure comes from what they know about things, and their pride from showing off what they know. But this only emphasizes the difference between the artist and the scholar.

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I had been curiously depressed all day. In the night I wakened. First precise thought: I know why I'm depressed--nothing inspired is going on. Second: I demand that life be inspired every moment. Third: the only way to guarantee this is to have inspired conversation every moment. Fourth: most people never get so far as conversation; they haven't the stamina, and there is no time. Fifth: if I had a magazine I could spend my time filling it up with the best conversation the world has to offer. Sixth: marvelous idea--salvation. Seventh: decision to do it. Deep sleep.

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