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Carl Van Doren
(1885-1950) born on
Sep 10
US author, teacher. His writings range through surveys of literature to novels, biography, and criticism; won Pulitzer for biography of Benjamin Franklin, 1938.
         
   
F
A classic is a book that doesn't have to be written again.

R
The race of man, while sheep in credulity, are wolves for conformity.
A
Yes, it's hard to write, but it's harder not to.
N
The most familiar quotations are the most likely to be misquoted . . . . Some have settled down to false versions that have obscured the true ones. They have passed over from literature into speech.
K
The first writers are first and the rest, in the long run, nowhere but in anthologies.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Bermudian," by James Thurber, Nov 1950.
R: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
A: In answer to a question put to him by Mary Margaret McBride; quoted by James Thurber in: "Bermudian," Nov 1950.
N: From "Kevin Harris' Quotation Collections," an internet collection of quotations.
K: From an Internet collection of quotations.
   


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