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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.

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Cynthia Ozick (b. April 17, 1928, New York City, New York to William Ozick and Celia Regelson) is an American writer whose works are about Jewish American life. Ozick earned a B.A. from New York University in 1949 and a M.A. from Ohio State University in 1950. She has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship (1968), an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award for Literature (1973), and a Guggenheim Fellowship (1982).

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