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"Most people are other people, their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation" ~Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

 

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The place where you can search and browse over 65,000 famous quotes, quotations, proverbs,  quotable words, epigrams, and aphorisms from famous people and works of literature from past to present.
 

 :: 10 Quotes of the Moment

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A best-seller is the golden touch of mediocre talent.
~ Logan Pearsall Smith - [Books: Bestsellers]

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A book is never a masterpiece: it becomes one. Genius is the talent of a dead man.
~ Edmond and Jules De Goncourt - [Books: Classics]

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A classic is a book that doesn't have to be written again.
~ Carl Van Doren - [Books: Classics]

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A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.
~ Italo Calvino - [Books: Classics]

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A classic is classic not because it conforms to certain structural rules, or fits certain definitions (of which its author had quite probably never heard). It is classic because of a certain eternal and irrepressible freshness.
~ Ezra Pound - [Books: Classics]

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A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight.
~ Robertson Davies - [Books: Classics]

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Books that have become classics -- books that have had their day and now get more praise than perusal -- always remind me of retired colonels and majors and captains who, having reached the age limit, find themselves retired on half pay.
~ Thomas B. Aldrich - [Books: Classics]

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Definition of a classic: a book everyone is assumed to have read and often thinks they have.
~ Alan Bennett - [Books: Classics]

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Every man with a bellyful of the classics is an enemy to the human race.
~ Henry Miller - [Books: Classics]

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Everything considered, work is less boring than amusing oneself.
~ Charles Baudelaire - [Bores and Boredom]

 

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