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  • Calvin Trillin
    Calvin Trillin
    American journalist, humorist, food writer and poet 1935-
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    The shelf life of the modern hardback writer is somewhere between the milk and the yoghurt.
  • John Mortimer
    John Mortimer
    English barrister, dramatist, screenwriter, and author 1923-2009
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    The shelf life of the modern hardback writer is somewhere between the milk and the yogurt.
  • Thomas B. Macaulay
    Thomas B. Macaulay
    American essayist and historian 1800-1859
    Thomas B. Macaulay
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    A few more days, and this essay will follow the Defensio Populi to the dust and silence of the upper shelf... For a month or two it will occupy a few minutes of chat in every drawing-room, and a few columns in every magazine; and it will then be withdrawn, to make room for the forthcoming novelties.
  • Bob Newhart
    Bob Newhart
    American stand-up comedian and actor 1929-
    Bob Newhart
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    Comedians are innately programmed to pick up oddities like mispronounced words, upside-down books on a shelf, and generally undetectable mistakes in everyday life.
  • Anne McCaffrey
    Anne McCaffrey
    American-Irish writer 1926-2011
    Anne McCaffrey
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    I have a shelf of comfort books, which I read when the world closes in on me or something untoward happens.
  • Bill Gates
    Bill Gates
    American business magnate, investor, author and philanthropist 1955-
    Bill Gates
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    Intellectual property has the shelf life of a banana.
    Source: The Wall Street Journal (29-12-2011)
  • Alan Alda
    Alan Alda
    American actor, director, screenwriter, and author. 1936-
    Alan Alda
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    It's really clear to me that you can't hang onto something longer than its time. Ideas lose certain freshness, ideas have a shelf life, and sometimes they have to be replaced by other ideas.
  • Philip Larkin
    Philip Larkin
    English poet, novelist and librarian 1922-1985
    Philip Larkin
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    Man hands on misery to man. It deepens like a coastal shelf. Get out as early as you can, and don't have any kids yourself.
  • Ezra Pound
    Ezra Pound
    American poet 1885-1972
    Ezra Pound
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    People find ideas a bore because they do not distinguish between live ones and stuffed ones on a shelf.
  • Billy Bragg
    Billy Bragg
    English singer-songwriter 1957-
    Billy Bragg
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    So, in some ways, the political songs tend to be a bit more like reportage, whereas the love songs tend to be like novels, you can pick them up off the shelf and go into them any time.
  • Bella Freud
    Bella Freud
    British fashion designer 1961-
    Bella Freud
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    Somehow, stars have a lot of class if they are done right; they never have a shelf life.
  • Calvin Trillin
    Calvin Trillin
    American journalist, humorist, food writer and poet 1935-
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    The average trade book has a shelf life of between milk and yogurt, except for books by any member of the Irving Wallace family - they have preservatives.
  • Calvin Trillin
    Calvin Trillin
    American journalist, humorist, food writer and poet 1935-
    Calvin Trillin
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    The shelf life of the average trade book is somewhere between milk and yogurt.
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
    Bertrand Russell
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    There's a Bible on the shelf there. But I keep it next to Voltaire-poison and antidote.
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