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A classic is a book that doesn't have to be written again.
American poet 1885-19720
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.
American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-19100
A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
American poet and philosopher 1803-18820
Classic art was the art of necessity: modern romantic art bears the stamp of caprice and chance.
Abraham H. Maslow
American psychologist 1908-19700
Classic economic theory, based as it is on an inadequate theory of human motivation, could be revolutionized by accepting the reality of higher human needs, including the impulse to self actualization and the love for the highest values.
British playwright, screenwriter, actor and author 1934-0
Definition of a classic: a book everyone is assumed to have read and often thinks they have.
I think the idea of mixing luxury and mass-market fashion is very modern - wearing head-to-toe designer has become a bit passe. It's a new era in fashion - there are no rules. It's all about the individual and personal style, wearing high-end, low-end, classic labels, and up-and-coming designers all together.
If I'd known it was going to be a classic, I would have paid attention.
American statesman and lawyer. 1893-19710
Negotiating in the classic diplomatic sense assumes parties more anxious to agree than to disagree.
Jose Ortega Y Gasset
Spanish writer and philosopher 1883-19550
There is but one way left to save a classic: to give up revering him and use him for our own salvation.
When you read a classic you do not see in the book more than you did before. You see more in you than there was before.
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.
Cuban Writer, Essayist, Journalist 1923-1985-1
A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.