Quotation Explorer - 'Humanities'

In trying to justify the humanities, as in trying to live a life, what may turn out to matter most is holding one's nerve. - Stefan Collini
Writing is thinking. To write well is to think clearly. That's why it's so hard."(Interview with NEH chairman Bruce Cole, Humanities, July/Aug. 2002, Vol. 23/No. 4) - David McCullough
Humanities are the instructors of enchantment. - David Brooks
It is a convenient truth: You go into the humanities to pursue your intellectual passion; and it just so happens, as a by-product, that you emerge as a desired commodity for industry. - Damon Horowitz
There's very little authentic study of the humanities remaining. My research assistant came to me two years ago saying she'd been in a seminar in which the teacher spent two hours saying that Walt Whitman was a racist. This isn't even good nonsense. It's insufferable. - Harold Bloom
No harm's done to history by making it something someone would want to read."(The Course of Human Events, NEH Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities 2003) - David McCullough
The humanities should constitute the core of any university worth the name. - Terry Eagleton
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