“The body travels more easily than the mind, and until we have limbered up our imaginations, we continue to think as though we had stayed at home.
We have not really bridged a step until we take up residence in someone else’s point of view”
– from The Complete Life by John Erskine
Sign seen at Sedona Art Supply
“John Erskine (October 5, 1879 – June 2, 1951) was an American educator and author, pianist and composer. He was an English professor at Amherst College from 1903 to 1909, followed by Columbia University from 1909 and 1937. During his tenure at Columbia University he formulated the General Honors Course—responsible for inspiring the influential Great Books movement. He published over 100 books, novels, criticism, and essays including his most important essay, The Moral Obligation to Be Intelligent (1915).”
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