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Cliff Fadiman Quotes

American Writer

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, Earth and Sun. But we, unlike trees, need grow no annual rings.

Category: Birthdays

When you reread a classic, you do not see more in the book than you did before; you see more in you than there was before.

Category: Books And Reading

Cheese is milk's leap toward immortality.

Category: Food And Eating

A good memory is one trained to forget the trivial.

Category: Memory

I think we must quote whenever we feel that the allusion is interesting or helpful or amusing.

Category: Quotations

The adjective is the banana peel of the parts of speech.

Category: Vocabulary

For most men life is a search for the proper manila envelope in which to get themselves filed.

Category: Vocation

Mr. Faulkner, of course, is interested in making your mind rather than your flesh creep.

Category: Writers And Writing

There are two kinds of writers; the great ones who can give you truths, and the lessor ones, who can only give you themselves.

Category: Writers And Writing