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Clifton Fadiman
(1904-1999) born on
May 15
US radio performer, author. He was radio's host of "Information Please," 1938-48; wrote "Party of One," 1955.
         
   
F
When you read a classic, you do not see more in the book than you did before; you see more in YOU than there was before.

R
We prefer to believe that the absence of inverted commas guarantees the originality of a thought, whereas it may be merely that the utterer has forgotten its source.
A
I think we must quote whenever we feel that the allusion is interesting or helpful or amusing.
N
To divide one's life by years is of course to tumble into a trap set by our own arithmetic. The calendar consents to carry on its dull wall-existence by the arbitrary timetables we have drawn up in consultation with those permanent commuters . . .
K
There are two kinds of writers; the great ones who can give you truths, and the lessor ones, who can only give you themselves.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
R: Any Number Can Play."
A: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
N: "On Being Fifty," in Holiday (Indianapolis, Feb. 1955).
K: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
   


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