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Loren Eiseley Facts

Loren Eiseley was an American anthropologist, educator, philosopher, and natural science writer, who taught and published books from the 1950s through the 1970s. He received many honorary degrees and was a fellow of multiple professional societies. At his death, he was Benjamin Franklin Professor of Anthropology and History of Science at the University of Pennsylvania. He was a "scholar and writer of imagination and grace," whose reputation and accomplishments extended far beyond the campus where he taught for 30 years. (1907-1977)

Quotes by Loren Eiseley

Choices, more choices than we like afterward to believe, are made far backward in the innocence of childhood.
Loren Eiseley /The Places Below /

Content is a word unknown to life; it is also a word unknown to man.
Loren Eiseley /The Immense Journey /

Man no longer dreams over a book in which a soft voice, a constant companion, observes, exhorts, or sighs with him through the pangs of youth and age. Today he is more likely to sit before a screen and dream the mass dream which comes from outside.
Loren Eiseley /Strangeness in the Proportion /

The future is neither ahead nor behind, on one side or another. Nor is it dark or light. It is contained within ourselves; its evil and good are perpetually within us.
Loren Eiseley /The Chresmologue /

The great artist, whether he be musician, painter, or poet, is known for this absolute unexpectedness.
Loren Eiseley /Strangeness in the Proportion /

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