Classic Quotes

‘Let me help.’ A hundred years or so from now, I believ...

‘Let me help.’ A hundred years or so from now, I believe, a famous novelist will write a classic using that theme. He’ll recommend those three words even over ‘I love you.’
📅︎ Jan 28
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"Maybe never know the ...

"Maybe never know the classic is a classic and you can't change it" Adrian
📅︎ Oct 28
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"The advantage of a classical education is t...

"The advantage of a classical education is that it enables you to despise the wealth that it prevents you from achieving." — Russell Green
📅︎ Sep 20
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When you re-read a classic, you do not see mor...

When you re-read a classic, you do not see more in the book than you did before; you see more in yourself than there was before. -Clifton Fadiman
📅︎ May 15
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"Classical music is the k...

"Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune." — Kin Hubbard
📅︎ Jan 22
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"Because after all man's intellect and power/ All you ...

"Because after all man's intellect and power/ All you get is 650,000 hours if you're lucky then you're dead." -The Classic Crime(Album: 'Vagabonds' Song: 'Four Chords')
📅︎ Aug 13
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"You fell victim to one of the classic blunders - the most famous of which is "never get invol...

"You fell victim to one of the classic blunders - the most famous of which is "never get involved in a land war in Asia" - but only slightly less well-known is this: "Never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line"! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Ha ha h--" -vizzini
📅︎ Jul 12
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“Read, read, read. Read everything—trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Jus...

“Read, read, read. Read everything—trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it. Then write. If it is good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out the window.” —William Faulkner
📅︎ Dec 08
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A classic is something that e...

A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read. - Mark Twain
📅︎ Sep 25
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Definition of a classic: a book e...

Definition of a classic: a book everyone is assumed to have read and often thinks they have. -Alan bennet
📅︎ Nov 11
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"Some of the greatest music is made so quietly, and you can make...

"Some of the greatest music is made so quietly, and you can make classic albums in your bedroom and you can play the greatest show of your life on a one-string guitar -- but we don't do that." - Bono
📅︎ May 23
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"A classic is something that e...

"A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read.” - Mark Twain
📅︎ Apr 08
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"Today it is not the classroom nor the class...

"Today it is not the classroom nor the classics which are the repositories of models of eloquence, but the ad agencies" -Marshall McLuhan
📅︎ Sep 30
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"It is the classic fallacy of our time that a mor...

"It is the classic fallacy of our time that a moron run through a university and decorated with a Ph.D. will thereby cease to be a moron." - H.L. Mencken
📅︎ Aug 13
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