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The Heart of the Matter

June 27, 2013

From The American Academy of Arts & Sciences:

“The humanities are what Thomas Jefferson meant when he said ‘the pursuit of happiness’ — this is not a pursuit of objects in a marketplace of things; this is the pursuit of ideas in a marketplace of our future.” – Ken Burns

“Measurable is what we know, and the immeasurable is what the heart searches for. The humanities are the immeasurable. … If we leave behind the humanities and see it as unimportant, I think we’ll lose our ability to dream.” – Billie Tsien

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