I’m not afraid of facts, I welcome facts but a congeries of facts is not equivalent to an idea. This is the essential fallacy of the so-called “scientific” mind. People who mistake facts for ideas are incomplete thinkers; they are gossips
Cynthia Ozick (b. 1928), U.S. novelist, short–story writer. “We Are the Crazy Lady and Other Feisty Feminist Fables,” The First Ms. Reader, ed. Francine Klagsbrun (1972).