Quotes: classic

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  • Carl Van Doren
    Carl Van Doren
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    A classic is a book that doesn't have to be written again.
  • Ezra Pound
    Ezra Pound
    American poet 1885-1972
    Ezra Pound
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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.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
    Mark Twain
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    A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    Classic art was the art of necessity: modern romantic art bears the stamp of caprice and chance.
  • Abraham H. Maslow
    Abraham H. Maslow
    American psychologist 1908-1970
    Abraham H. Maslow
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    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.
  • Alan Bennett
    Alan Bennett
    British playwright, screenwriter, actor and author 1934-
    Alan Bennett
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    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.
  • Julius Epstein
    Julius Epstein
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    If I'd known it was going to be a classic, I would have paid attention.
  • Dean Acheson
    Dean Acheson
    American statesman and lawyer. 1893-1971
    Dean Acheson
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    Negotiating in the classic diplomatic sense assumes parties more anxious to agree than to disagree.
  • Jose Ortega Y Gasset
    Jose Ortega Y Gasset
    Spanish writer and philosopher 1883-1955
    Jose Ortega Y Gasset
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    There is but one way left to save a classic: to give up revering him and use him for our own salvation.
  • Clifton Fadiman
    Clifton Fadiman
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    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.
  • Cliff Fadiman
    Cliff Fadiman
    American writer
    Cliff Fadiman
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    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.
  • Italo Calvino
    Italo Calvino
    Cuban Writer, Essayist, Journalist 1923-1985
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    A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.
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