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    Only a fool would refuse to enter a fool’s paradise—when that’s the only paradise he’ll ever have a chance to enter.
    Jessamyn West (1902–1984)

    His role was as the gentle teacher, the logical, compassionate, caring and articulate teacher, who inspired you so that you wanted to please him more than life itself.
    Carol Lawrence, U.S. singer, star of West Side Story. Conversations About Bernstein, p. 172, ed. William Westbrook Burton, Oxford University Press (1995)