Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Cynthia Ozick

American Jewish Short Story Writer, Novelist, and Essayist

"Language makes culture, and we make a rotten culture when we abuse words."

"I’m not afraid of facts, I welcome facts but a congeries of facts is not equivalent to an idea. This is the essential fallacy of the so-called “scientific” mind. People who mistake facts for ideas are incomplete thinkers, they are gossips."