29 Total Quotes

Clifton Fadiman Quotes

Clifton Fadiman,
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.
Clifton Fadiman,
#Attitude #Friends Or Friendship #Funny

Clifton Fadiman,
Insomnia is a gross feeder. It will nourish itself on any kind of thinking, including thinking about not thinking.
Clifton Fadiman,
#American Writer

Clifton Fadiman,
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.
Clifton Fadiman,
#American Writer #Books And Reading

Clifton Fadiman,
I think we must quote whenever we feel that the allusion is interesting or helpful or amusing.
Clifton Fadiman,
#American Author

Clifton Fadiman,
A sense of humor is the ability to understand a joke-and that the joke is oneself.
Clifton Fadiman,
#Ability

Clifton Fadiman,
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
Clifton Fadiman,
#Books And Reading

Clifton Fadiman,
A good memory is one trained to forget the trivial.
Clifton Fadiman,
#American Author

Clifton Fadiman,
Experience teaches you that the man who looks you straight in the eye, particularly if he adds a firm handshake, is hiding something.
Clifton Fadiman,
#American Writer

Clifton Fadiman,
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.
Clifton Fadiman,
#Absence

Clifton Fadiman,
Mr. Faulkner, of course, is interested in making your mind rather than your flesh creep.
Clifton Fadiman,
#American Author

Clifton Fadiman,
To feel at home, stay at home.
Clifton Fadiman,
#Comfort

Clifton Fadiman,
The adjective is the banana peel of the parts of speech.
Clifton Fadiman,
#Vocabulary

Clifton Fadiman,
The German mind has a talent for making no mistakes but the very greatest.
Clifton Fadiman,
#American Writer

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

Clifton Fadiman,
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.
Clifton Fadiman,
#Birthday

Clifton Fadiman,
Cheese is milk's leap toward immortality.
Clifton Fadiman,
#American Author

Clifton Fadiman,
Gertrude Stein was masterly in making nothing happen very slowly.
Clifton Fadiman,
#American Writer

Clifton Fadiman,
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.
Clifton Fadiman,
#American Author

Clifton Fadiman,
A sense of humor is the ability to understand a joke - and that the joke is oneself.
Clifton Fadiman,
#American Writer

Clifton Fadiman,
As between mileage and experience choose experience.
Clifton Fadiman,
#American Writer

Clifton Fadiman,
By the end of high school I was not an educated man, but I knew how to try to become one.
Clifton Fadiman,
#American Writer

Clifton Fadiman,
By the end of high school I was not of course an educated man, but I knew how to try to become one.
Clifton Fadiman,
#American Writer

Clifton Fadiman,
Cheese is milk's leap towards immortality.
Clifton Fadiman,
#American Writer

Clifton Fadiman,
For most men, life is a search for the proper manila envelope in which to get themselves filed.
Clifton Fadiman,
#American Writer

Clifton Fadiman,
I tried to use the questions and answers as an armature on which to build a sculpture of genuine conversation.
Clifton Fadiman,
#American Writer

Clifton Fadiman,
My main recollection is of the work I had to do in order to eat.
Clifton Fadiman,
#American Writer