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Alice Furlaud

  • Have you noticed that screens are taking over? ... It's as if people can't be comfortable for a minute without something flashing on a screen nearby.

  • Plato has an analogy for the unenlightened mind: people living all their lives chained inside a cave, so that all they can see is shadows cast by the fire onto the opposite wall. 'Would they not assume,' asks Plato, 'that the shadows they saw were real things?' He should see how we've made his comparison a literal fact of our lives.

  • I always hotly defend the French against the charge that they are grasping materialists only interested in money. A nation of shopkeepers whose motto is obviously 'The customer is always wrong,' simply cannot care that much about money.

Alice Furlaud, U.S. broadcast journalist

(1929)

Full name: Alice Nelson Furlaud.