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My son is 7 years old. I am 54. It has taken me a great many years to reach that age. I am more respected…
To feel at home, stay at home.
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…
Gertrude Stein was masterly in making nothing happen very slowly.
He has made a profession out of a business and an art out of a profession.
The German mind has a talent for making no mistakes but the very greatest.
My main recollection is of the work I had to do in order to eat.
As between mileage and experience choose experience.
I tried to use the questions and answers as an armature on which to build a sculpture of genuine conversation.
A good memory is one trained to forget the trivial.
By the end of high school I was not of course an educated man, but I knew how to try to become one.
To take wine into our mouths is to savor a droplet of the river of human history.
There are two kinds of writers; the great ones who can give you truths, and the lessor ones, who can only give you themselves.
Mr. Faulkner, of course, is interested in making your mind rather than your flesh creep.
For most men life is a search for the proper manila envelope in which to get themselves filed.
I think we must quote whenever we feel that the allusion is interesting or helpful or amusing.
A bottle of wine begs to be shared; I have never met a miserly wine lover.
The adjective is the banana peel of the parts of speech.
Experience teaches you that the man who looks you straight in the eye, particularly if he adds a firm handshake, is hiding something.
A sense of humor is the ability to understand a joke – and that the joke is oneself.
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