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Cheese. Milk's leap towards immortality  (Clifton Fadiman Quotes) Gertrude Stein was masterly in making nothing happen very slowly  (Clifton Fadiman Quotes) Being a child is in itself a profession  (Clifton Fadiman Quotes) One’s first book, kiss, home run is always the best  (Clifton Fadiman Quotes) The drinking of wine seems to me to have a moral edge over many pleasures and hobbies in that it promotes love of one’s neighbor.  (Clifton Fadiman Quotes) Reading is not an operation performed on something inert but a relationship entered into with another vital being.  (Clifton Fadiman Quotes) The tantrums of cloth-headed celluloid idols are deemed fit for grown-up conversation, while silence settles over such a truly important matter as food.  (Clifton Fadiman Quotes) A bottle of wine begs to be shared; I have never met a miserly wine lover. The social emotions it generates are equidistant from the philatelist’s solitary gloating and the football fan’s gregarious hysteria.  (Clifton Fadiman Quotes) For most men, life is a search for the proper Manila envelope in which to get themselves filed  (Clifton Fadiman Quotes) Science fiction is a kind of archaeology of the future  (Clifton Fadiman Quotes) Muhammad Ali: Superman Don’t need no seat belt. Flight Attendant: Superman Don’t need no airplane, either.  (Clifton Fadiman Quotes) Reading to small children is a specialty  (Clifton Fadiman Quotes) Wine is a civilizing agent  (Clifton Fadiman Quotes) Wine is poetry in a bottle  (Clifton Fadiman Quotes) I found nothing really wrong with this autobiography except poor choice of subject  (Clifton Fadiman Quotes) If food is the body of good living, wine is its soul  (Clifton Fadiman Quotes) One’s first book, kiss, home run is always the best  (Clifton Fadiman Quotes) A good memory is one trained to forget the trivial  (Clifton Fadiman Quotes) Mr. Faulkner, of course, is interested in making your mind rather than your flesh creep  (Clifton Fadiman Quotes) As between mileage and experience choose experience  (Clifton Fadiman Quotes) The adjective is the banana peel of the parts of speech  (Clifton Fadiman Quotes) To feel at home, stay at home  (Clifton Fadiman Quotes) I think we must quote whenever we feel that the allusion is interesting or helpful or amusing  (Clifton Fadiman Quotes) A man who is careful with his palate is not likely to be careless with his paragraphs  (Clifton Fadiman Quotes) One newspaper a day ought to be enough for anyone who still prefers to retain a little mental balance  (Clifton Fadiman Quotes) A bottle of wine begs to be shared; I have never met a miserly wine lover. The social emotions it generates are equidistant from the philatelist’s solitary gloating and the football fan’s gregarious hysteria  (Clifton Fadiman Quotes) There is no reader so parochial as the one who reads none but this morning’s books. Books are not rolls, to be devoured only when they are hot and fresh. A good book retains its interior heat and will warm a generation yet unborn  (Clifton Fadiman Quotes) A cheese may disappoint. It may be dull, it may be naive, it may be oversophisticated. Yet it remains cheese, milk’s leap toward immortality  (Clifton Fadiman Quotes) One measure of friendship consists not in the number of things friends can discuss, but in the number of things they need no longer mention  (Clifton Fadiman Quotes)
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