• What merit there is in my thinking is derived from two peculiarities: (1) My inability to be familiar with anything. I simply can't take things for granted. (2) My endless patience. I assume that the only way to find an answer is to hang on long enough and keep groping.

    "Eric Hoffer and the Art of the Notebook" by Tom Bethell in "Harper's Magazine", Entry (1951), July 2005.