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Clifton Paul Fadiman Quotes

A bottle of wine begs to be shared; I have never met a miserly wine lover.

Cheese - milk's leap toward immortality.

For most men life is a search for the proper manila envelope in which to get themselves filed.

He has made a profession out of a business and an art out of a profession.

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 in the community, I am stronger, I am more intelligent and I think I am better than he is. I don't want to be a pal, I want to be a father.

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.

The adjective is the banana peel of the parts of speech.

To feel at home, stay at home.

To take wine into our mouths is to savor a droplet of the river of human history.

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.

When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable.