The Opening Mind (Except In Culture)

“[O]ur own national determination to close the mind, and all the senses, to things that are unusual or different does seem to be far less pronounced than it was in my childhood. This is not just true of intellectual or cultural matters: it is true of everything. … I sense, though, that there are still one or two fields in which narrowness of mind prevails, and they are in culture.”

Source: The Telegraph (UK) 07/03/10