Ken Burns

1896 - 1996

A Quote by Ken Burns on good, history, past, questions, and survival

Good history is a question of survival. Without any past, we will deprive ourselves of the defining impression of our being.

Ken Burns (1896 - 1996)

Source: The Civil War: Historians Respond

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Ken Burns on choice, cynicism, fear, life, and safety

I think we too often make choices based on the safety of cynicism, and what we're lead to is a life not fully lived. Cynicism is fear, and it's worse than fear - it's active disengagement.

Ken Burns (1896 - 1996)

Contributed by: Zaady

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