Let Us Now Praise Famous Men

by thecustomhouse

James Agee, along with Virginia Woolf, Isak Disensen, Joan Didion, EB White, and Norman Mclean, is one of my great heroes. He speaks with a voice of decency and fineness that never fails to astonish me and remind me of the power of wisdom to bend our thoughts into grace.

“… understanding, and action proceeding from understanding and guided by it, is the one weapon against the world’s bombardment, the one medicine, the one instrument by which liberty, health, and joy may be shaped or shaped towards, in the individual, and in the race.”― James Agee