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Clifton Fadiman Quotes

If food is the body of good living, wine is its soul.
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To take wine into our mouths is to savor a droplet of the river of human history

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To read in bed is to draw around us invisible, noiseless curtains. Then at last we are in a room of our own and are ready to burrow back, back to that private life of the imagination we all led as a child and to whose secret satisfactions so many of us have mislaid the key.

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Don't be afraid of poetry.

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The tantrums of cloth-headed celluloid idols are deemed fit for grown-up conversation, while silence settles over such a truly important matter as food.

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One measure of friendship consists not in the number of things friends can discuss, but in the number of things they need no longer mention.

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Insomnia is a gross feeder. It will nourish itself on any kind of thinking, including thinking about not thinking.

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

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He has made a profession out of a business and an art out of a profession.

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One's first book, kiss, home run is always the best.

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Science fiction is a kind of archaeology of the future.

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Muhammad Ali: Superman Don't need no seat belt. Flight Attendant: Superman Don't need no airplane, either.

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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.

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Liquor is not a necessity. It is a means of momentarily sidestepping necessity.

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