Famous Quotes by Famous (and sometimes not so famous) Authors
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La sombra del viento (The Shadow of the Wind) (2001)
“Such promises are only for the gulls that accept the ordinary. One who has touched excellence in his learning has no need of that kind of promise.”
Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1970)
“The Body of B. Franklin, Printer; like the Cover of an old Book, its Contents torn out, and stript of its Lettering and Gilding, lies here, Food for Worms. But the Work shall not be wholly lost: for it will, as he believ'd, appear once more, in a new & more perfect Edition, corrected and amended by the Author.”
Epitaph (1728). This did not ultimately appear on Franklin's tomb.
“It is not these well-fed long-haired men that I fear, but the pale and the hungry-looking.”
As quoted in Plutarch's Anthony (Written in 75 AD), translated by John Dryden
“Success in investing doesn't correlate with I.Q. once you're above the level of 125. Once you have ordinary intelligence, what you need is the temperament to control the urges that get other people into trouble in investing.”
Homespun Wisdom from the 'Oracle of Omaha', BusinessWeek, 1999-07-05
“To any artist, worthy of the name, all in nature is beautiful, because his eyes, fearlessly accepting all exterior truth, read there, as in an open book, all the inner truth.”
Rodin on Art and Artists (2012 edition), Courier Dover Publications - ISBN: 9780486156781
“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.”
As quoted in Chanel : A Woman of Her Own (1991) by Axel Madsen, p. 124
“Woman, or more precisely put, perhaps, marriage, is the representative of life with which you are meant to come to terms.”
Wedding preparations in the country: and other posthumous prose writings. With notes by Max Brod (1954 edition)
“Events cast long shadows before.
One such event would be a war.
But how are shadows to be seen
When total darkness fills the screen?”
Alphabet [Alfabet] from Five Children's Songs (1934), trans. John Willett in Poems, 1913-1956, p. 239 - Poems, 1913-1956 (1976)