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    A classic is a book that has never been finished saying what it has to say. ⏤ Italo Calvino


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Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.

Charles Dickens

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.

Augustine of Hippo

Which of us is happy in this world? Which of us has his desire? or, having it, is satisfied?

William Makepeace Thackeray

The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.

Jane Austen

Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes clean to the bone.

Dorothy Parker

The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers.

William Shakespeare

Thank you for sending me a copy of your book. I'll waste no time reading it.

Moses Hadas

And so it goes...

Kurt Vonnegut

When people don't like themselves very much, they have to make up for it. The classic bully was actually a victim first.

Tom Hiddleston

Classic' - a book which people praise and don't read.

Mark Twain

I never could have done what I have done, without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one object at a time.

Charles Dickens

I was the classic middle child in some ways, the one who could have been a priest in an alternate universe.

Chiwetel Ejiofor

I was not a classic mother. But my kids were never palmed off to boarding school. So, I didn't bake cookies. You can buy cookies, but you can't buy love.

Raquel Welch

I absolutely love Oscar. So classic. So timeless.

Nicole Richie

I have had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn't it.

Groucho Marx

Negotiating in the classic diplomatic sense assumes parties more anxious to agree than to disagree.

Dean Acheson

Writing detective stories is about writing light literature, for entertainment. It isn't primarily a question of writing propaganda or classical literature.

Steig Larsson

My meaning simply is, that whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do well; that whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself to completely; that in great aims and in small, I have always been thoroughly in earnest.

Charles Dickens

It's sad that women characters have lost so much ground in popular movies. Didn't 'Thelma and Louise' prove that women want to see women doing things on film? Thelma and Louise were in a classic car; they were being chased by cops; they shot up a truck - and women loved it.

Robin Quivers

I had classical training but I don't consider myself an opera singer though.

Emmy Rossum

I'm into classic games like Donkey Kong, and also collect vintage tour t-shirts - everything from Olivia Newton-John to Duran Duran. I've got a Chicago one worth $100.

Michael Rosenbaum

When you re-read a classic you do not see in the book more than you did before. You see more in you than there was before.

Clifton Paul Fadiman

In liberal democracy and anxious anarchy, the traditional classic dance, compact of aristocratic authority and absolute freedom in a necessity of order, has never been so promising as an independent expression as it is today.

Lincoln Kirstein

In science, read, by preference, the newest works; in literature, the oldest. The classic literature is always modern.

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

What makes a book great, a so-called classic, it its quality of always being modern, of its author, though he be long dead, continuing to speak to each new generation.

Lawrence Clark Powell

I don't buy into any of that hogwash. They put that out to sell tickets. It's just a classic horror movie, with the Greek drama formula of good versus evil, and lots of fear.

Margot Kidder

Now the Kids Classic is one of the major fund-raisers for Children's Hospital. Since we started seven years ago, we've raised more than $1 million for the hospital.

Tom Kite

I'm not good enough, technically, to be a classic musician. I lack discipline.

Ritchie Blackmore

I was interested in both Western and Indian classical music.

Satyajit Ray

But I'd play on everything from pop records to a lot of the glam stuff to rock stuff to classical stuff. I used to get called to do all those things, it was great.

Rick Wakeman

It has been shown that, in contrast to everything which classical national economy has hitherto taught, not the producer but the consumer is the ruling factor in economic life.

Hjalmar Schacht

Proportions are what makes the old Greek temples classic in their beauty. They are like huge blocks, from which the air has been literally hewn out between the columns.

Arne Jacobsen

The classical example of a successful research programme is Newton's gravitational theory: possibly the most successful research programme ever.

Imre Lakatos

In kindergarten that used to be my job, to tell them fairytales. I liked Hans Christian Andersen, and the Grimm fairy tales, all the classic fairy tales.

Francis Ford Coppola

Much as I cared for Joseph Kennedy, he was a classic example of that person in the arts with lots of brains and drive but little taste or talent.

Gloria Swanson

The classics of Marxism, while fully appreciating the significance of the Darwinian theory, pointed out the errors of which Darwin was guilty. Darwin's theory, though unquestionably materialist in its main features, is not free from some serious errors.

Trofim Lysenko

There was a long history of speculation that in quantum gravity, unlike Einstein's classical theory, it might be possible for the topology of spacetime to change.

Edward Witten

Classic Rock radio gave us our longevity.

George Thorogood

The reason it has lasted for 30 years is for one reason and one reason only: Classic Rock radio.

George Thorogood

When people come to the show they think we are a legendary band because they hear us on Classic Rock radio all the time. It is psychological. That's okay - I'm down with that.

George Thorogood

I race in two or three classic races a year and I may carry on for 10 more years or I may stop tomorrow.

Barry Sheene

Sameron adion aso I shall sing a sweeter song tomorrow

Theocritus

I had had a classical education prior to that.

Skitch Henderson

I'm not trying to be new school and I'm not old school - I'm classic. There's a lot of new cars and there's a lot of old cars, but I'm just classic in doing what I do.

LL Cool J

Oh, I am fortune's fool!

William Shakespeare

I trained as a classical guitarist but that was it.

Colin Greenwood

I'm going to have classical piano lessons next.

Colin Greenwood

Wally Amos is the classic example of a man who gets up again and again.

Zig Ziglar

Musical theatre history is littered with bad reviews for now classic pieces.

Andrew Lloyd Webber

Historically, I come from Jewish history. I had the classic upbringing in the Yeshiva, learning, learning, and more learning.

Elie Wiesel

I enjoyed reading all the classic authors like Isaac Asimov and Bradbury.

William Shatner

La Flavour's 'Mandolay' is a disco classic - I dare you to sit still while listening to it.

RuPaul

I think my style is probably more of a classic look.

Tom Brady

I like Tom Ford a lot because it's so classic and has great quality. I wear a lot of Rag & Bone.

Tom Brady

I have a classic taste with a twist, because classic never goes away.

Nadia Comaneci

Allen Ginsberg was a world authority on the writing of William Blake, and had an incredible knowledge of classic literature and world politics.

David Amram

I'm not photographing the model in the classic sense; the model is playing a part in my photographs. It's more like theater. I always work with models I know, and I let them participate in deciding how to act their part.

Kim Weston

I kinda go for the Jane Eyre type of film. I am fascinated by classics.

Tippi Hedren

I still play jazz, and I've always got that trumpet very handy, but I'm coming to feel the classical venues are where my main focus is, in the realm of symphonic pops.

Doc Severinsen

Personally, I think young musicians need to learn to play more than one style. Jazz can only enhance the classical side, and classical can only enhance the jazz. I started out playing classical, because you have to have that as a foundation.

Doc Severinsen

Style, no matter how outrageous it is, is still an expression of someone's personality. And my personality is somewhere stuck in the classics.

Liev Schreiber

I like the idea of taking a true classic written by a true genius and destroying it essentially! I like the idea of bringing it down to earth a bit - and even a bit lower than that.

Randy Newman

I am Classic Rock Revisited. I revisit it every waking moment of my life because it has the spirit and the attitude and the fire and the middle finger. I am Rosa Parks with a Gibson guitar.

Ted Nugent

I'm not really involved with politics... I'm living in my cocoon with my classical music around.

Eva Green

I have definitely gone through my ups and downs and faced my adversity and my nay-sayers, but managed to do all right. It is a pretty classic tale.

Steve Nash

Songs like Reach and S Club Party are pop classics. I'm really proud that I had a part in them.

Rachel Stevens

Classic nineteenth century European imperialists believed they were literally on a mission. I don't believe that the imperialists these days have that same sense of public service. They are simply pirates.

John Pilger

Trifles make the sum of life.

Charles Dickens

When I was studying... there weren't any black concert pianists. My choices were intuitive, and I had the technique to do it. People have heard my music and heard the classic in it, so I have become known as a black classical pianist.

Nina Simone

I'm a fan of many different styles of classical and symphonic music.

Billy Sheehan

There's the classic charitable contribution, which we receive thousands, and we're extremely grateful and they often come with notes from people, which are very heartwarming, about how much difference our products have made in their life on the Internet.

Mitchell Baker

My favorite album would have to be Rocket To Russia. I feel this album has the most classic Ramones songs.

Johnny Ramone

I'm a classic example of what can happen if you follow your inner voice. I was cursed with interests and some talent in many different areas. It confuses people.

Dirk Benedict

Rap records don't make you feel good no more. Six months after release, it can't come back as a classic.

Wyclef Jean

I had a very bad time with acid. I did that classic thing of looking in the mirror by mistake and seeing the devil. But I took it several times, because you always think that next time you might have the wonderful time that everyone else is having.

Robbie Coltrane

I just signed to do my next book with Ecco Press, a new primer or encyclopedia. This will be my take on what classic Italian cooking is.

Mario Batali

New York lost a classic. Carmine was an old school New Yorker.

Anthony Weiner

So in one sense you don't have the classic keyboard player in Yes.

Billy Sherwood

Shane was a classic, and you can't find a better bad guy than Jack Palance.

Clint Walker

Though I'm not religious in the classical sense I did partake in Passover.

Fran Drescher

I'd like to do a piece of Shakespeare. Any upcoming Shakespeare film. Just a bit to say I did a classic.

Jim Varney

The first album is a classic record and I think the prototype of a sound that no one else does.

Kathy Valentine

They told me that they are starting a classic label, and wanted me to be the first artist. So I signed, and am producing myself, and writing my own music, but I'm their first artist on their classic label. And I have creative control.

Teena Marie

There was a period when I'd just come out of college where I'd been playing classical guitar and I suddenly realised that it wasn't what I wanted to do with the rest of my life.

Andy Summers

I like to listen to classical music... I like mainline jazz.

Herb Alpert

I was fired from my television job, simple as that. Well, downsized, really, a classic 1990s situation.

Lee Child

Judging from what looks like the popularity of this classic wrestling show is that the people like what they have grown to know and love here in Memphis.

Jerry Lawler

I also like Western classical music and jazz.

Nusrat F. A. Khan

There's no question that Whale's movies are classics. They were wonderful, and successful.

Bill Condon

This I regard as a classic example of my not being properly prepared for a part I very much wanted.

Marie Windsor

For me it always comes down to what is a good song and I'm very old fashioned in the way that I like to make songs that have something classic about them whether you can play them with an orchestra or an electro synthesizer or an acoustic guitar.

Marc Almond

My next record I really just want it to be a collection of great songs, classic songs in a way.

Marc Almond

It's part of a cycle of stories I'm writing where I deconstruct classic science fiction.

Cory Doctorow

These are classic, perennial ideals we are dealing with.

Rob Morrow

I love to unwind and watch movies, especially those from the classic black-and-white era.

Fred Savage

When I listen to music today, it is about 99 percent classical. I rarely even listen to folk music, the music of my own specialty, because folk music is to me more limited than classical music.

Tom Glazer

When I was younger, studying classical music, I really had to put in the time. Three hours a day is not even nice - you have to put in six.

Alicia Keys

My father was a classical pianist, and my mother was a singer of just about everything.

Carly Simon

Humans are imperfect. That's one of the reasons that classical and jazz are in trouble. We're on the quest for the perfect performance and every note has to be right. Man, every note is not right in life.

Branford Marsalis

Actually, I've had very little classical training, although I love listening to classical music very much.

Benny Green

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