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James Branch Cabell
(1879-1958) born on
Apr 14
US novelist, writer. He was known chiefly for his novel "Jurgen," 1919.
         
   
F
The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.

R
Poetry is man's rebellion against being what he is.
A
I am willing to taste any drink once.
N
There is not any memory with less satisfaction than the memory of some temptation we resisted.
K
While it is well enough to leave footprints on the sands of time, it is even more important to make sure they point in a commendable direction.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Silver Stallion," quoted on "Who Said That?," BBC TV, 19 Sep 1958.
R: Recalled on his death, 5 May 1958.
A: "Jurgen," Ch. 1.
N: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
K: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
   


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