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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:585
AUTHOR:Author unknown
QUOTATION:I often wish … that I could rid the world of the tyranny of facts. What are facts but compromises? A fact merely marks the point where we have agreed to let investigation cease.
ATTRIBUTION:Author unknown, “On Having Known a Poet,” The Atlantic Monthly, May 1906, p. 712.—The Home Book of American Quotations, ed. Bruce Bohle, p. 90 (1967), attributes this article to Bliss Carman, a frequent contributor.
SUBJECTS:Facts
 
 
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