Unusual Tabula Rasa quotations

If the clinician, as observer, wishes to see things as they really are, he must make a tabula rasa of his mind and proceed without any preconceived notions whatever.

I have a theory in life that there is no learning.

There is no learning curve. Everything is tabula rasa. Everybody has to discover things for themselves.

The idea that man is a tabula rasa, or Mao's sheet of blank paper upon which the most beautiful characters can be written, is an old one with disastrous implications. I do not think though that the cults you mention could survive honest thought about human nature.

The planet Mars -- crimson and bright, filling our telescopes with vague intimations of almost-familiar landforms -- has long formed a celestial tabula rasa on which we have inscribed our planeto-logical theories, utopian fantasies, and fears of alien invasion or ecological ruin.

The Midwest is such a tabula rasa.

What we need,' Henry says, 'is a fresh start. A blank slate. Let's call her Tabula Rasa.