Quotations by Clifton Fadiman
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Born: Sunday, May 15, 1904
Died: Sunday, June 20, 1999 (95 years old)
A sense of humor is the ability to understand a joke - and that the joke is oneself.
(Keywords: Humor, Ability, Sense)
As between mileage and experience choose experience.
By the end of high school I was not of course an educated man, but I knew how to try to become one.
(Keywords: End, Man, School)
Cheese is milk's leap towards immortality.
Experience teaches you that the man who looks you straight in the eye, particularly if he adds a firm handshake, is hiding something.
(Keywords: Experience, Eye, Man)
For most men, life is a search for the proper manila envelope in which to get themselves filed.
(Keywords: Life, Men)
Gertrude Stein was masterly in making nothing happen very slowly.
I tried to use the questions and answers as an armature on which to build a sculpture of genuine conversation.
(Keywords: Answers, Conversation, Questions, Sculpture)
Insomnia is a gross feeder. It will nourish itself on any kind of thinking, including thinking about not thinking.
(Keywords: Thinking, Will)
My main recollection is of the work I had to do in order to eat.
(Keywords: Work, Order)
The German mind has a talent for making no mistakes but the very greatest.
(Keywords: Talent, Mind, Mistakes)
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.