“While other people were publishing or working, I, on the contrary, devoted three years of travel to forgetting all that I had learnt with my head.  This unlearning was slow and difficult; it was of more use to me than all the learning imposed by men, and was really the beginning of an education.  You will never know the efforts it cost us to become interested in life; but now that life does interest us, it will be, like everything else, passionately.”
– Andre Gide, Fruits of the Earth.

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