„There is no more sombre enemy of good art than the pram in the hall.“

—  Cyril Connolly, kniha Enemies of Promise

Ch. 14: The Charlock’s Shade (p. 116)
Enemies of Promise (1938), Part 2: The Charlock’s Shade

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Variant translations
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Kontext: I want you to understand what has been done in the world to force men to think alike. It seems to me that if there is some infinite being who wants us to think alike he would have made us alike. Why did he not do so? Why did he make your brain so that you could not by any possibility be a Methodist? Why did he make yours so that you could not be a Catholic? And why did he make the brain of another so that he is an unbeliever — why the brain of another so that he became a Mohammedan — if he wanted us all to believe alike?
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—  William Osler Canadian pathologist, physician, educator, bibliophile, historian, author, cofounder of Johns Hopkins Hospital 1849 - 1919

On the Educational Value of the Medical Society (1903)
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