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    "Our thoughts, our language, are always at a distance from whatever they're trying to describe. We're dreamers and - since we only have one life, and if we screw up we can get in a world of trouble - we're very intense dreamers. That's the beauty and the terror of being human beings: We just have these symbolic languages, these dreams, and that's all it ever is. There is no American or Frenchhistory. There are all these dreams that are floating around. People construct them and fight with them and criticize them, and the world goes on. I don't think the stars pay much attention."

    - John Edgar Wideman,
    www.motherjones.com, added Jan 20, 2018

    John Edgar Wideman

    • Born: June 14, 1941
    • Occupation: Writer
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