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The strongest argument against totalitarianism may be a recognition of a universal human nature; that all humans have innate desires for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The doctrine of the blank slate... is a totalitarian's dream.
I got to college and saw all of my friends going to these other schools and thought, 'You know, college is just a blank slate.' And I had an opportunity to go to different schools, but I chose Brown because it was unique and allowed you to be yourself as an individual and like I said, it's a blank slate.
The brain is highly structured, but it is also extremely flexible. It's not a blank slate, but it isn't written in stone, either.
I am a blank slate - therefore I can create anything I want.
I try and reduce myself to an almost blank slate and hope to God that I am creative.
Whenever I finish a book, I start with a blank slate and never have ideas lined up.
I probably shouldn't say this about all animals, but at least the farm animals that I've hung out with, and even when I go to the zoo usually, they're like a blank slate. I guess that's why I like them. They're puppets, and you can imagine them being anything you want.
Most people have a blank slate and can start from nothing. But for me, I had to break a bad habit that I've been doing all of my life, which is freestyle hip-hop.
I argued that the Bush administration, and the Coalition officials more recently, didn't understand Iraqi society. They thought it was a blank slate, that they could use Iraqis as guinea pigs.
The great appeal of the doctrine that the mind is a blank slate is the simple mathematical fact that zero equals zero.
As a matter of principle, I always come to a film like a blank slate, I don't learn my lines in advance. With this approach, I feel clean.
Having a blank slate is sometimes as daunting as it is exciting.
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