Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Quote by C. Vann Woodward


  

"The history of intellectual growth and discovery clearly demonstrates the need for unfettered freedom... the right to think the unthinkable... discuss the unmentionable, and challenge the unchallengeable...


To curtail free expression, strikes twice at intellectual freedom... for whoever deprives another of the right to state unpopular views... necessarily deprives others of the right to listen to those views."


C. Vann Woodward, American, 1908-1999... Pulitzer Prize winning Historian, of the American South



from a little art and quotes book I created a few years ago...

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14 comments:

Jazz said...

Indeed.

Anet said...

Hmmm... Sounds like an unschooler to me. Wonderful! Thanks Gwen, we homeschooling mom's need a boost of YES! this why we homeschool every now and then.
Now I'm sure this quote could mean something very different to someone else. But as I was reading it I was shouting YES!

Gwen Buchanan said...

Hey great perspective to take, Anet, YES!!!
I never even thought of it in that way... but exactly!
I guess I just want freedom in every particle of my life... YES!!!

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Jazz, I don't think anything could hold you back...

Janice Thomson said...

How very true. Love the way you did this up with your artwork.

Sharon said...

Hi Gwen!
With freedom comes responsibility, I think the New Yorker proved that this week!
:)

Gwen Buchanan said...

Thanks, Janice...

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For sure,Sharon!

RunninL8 said...

Great presentation of an intense quote!
I'm really enjoying your blog and expression!!

denise said...

Brilliant! I love the page and colors - a bolt of clarity through the middle.

Gwen Buchanan said...

hey Thanks Runninl8, It grabbed me during an intense phase!! haha..I appreciate you dropping in for a tour.. I'll be over...

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Hi Denise, my lettering could have been improved in this one but I was too into what he was saying!! Thanks!

Bill Evertson said...

I love that you journal and can share. Your blog is an education. Best

Ruth said...

I really like it when you show us pages from this book. We get to read stellar quotes, and see the beauty of your unique skills and imagination.

It's a very good point Woodward makes. The ripple effects of what we do and say. Even silence has effects.

Gwen Buchanan said...

Thanks Bill, I can't wait to see more experiences of your recent workshop!!

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You are right Ruth, Silence often speaks louder than words...

Life is just a big scale, always measuring... looking for balance..

Anet said...

Hi Gwen, I left you a little blog award over at my blog:)

Gwen Buchanan said...

Anet that was totally sweet of you to think of me! thank you...