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Canadian Journalist and Author. 1913-1995
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Every man is wise when attacked by a mad dog; fewer when pursued by a mad woman; only the wisest survive when attacked by a mad notion.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Happiness is always a by-product. It is probably a matter of temperament, and for anything I know it may be glandular. But it is not something that can be demanded from life, and if you are not happy you had better stop worrying about it and see what treasures you can pluck from your own brand of unhappiness.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Fanaticism is overcompensation for doubt.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“To be a book-collector is to combine the worst characteristics of a dope fiend with those of a miser.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The drama may be called that part of theatrical art which lends itself most readily to intellectual discussion: what is left is theater.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Pornography is rather like trying to find out about a Beethoven symphony by having somebody tell you about it and perhaps hum a few bars.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“A happy childhood has spoiled many a promising life.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Literary critics, however, frequently suffer from a curious belief that every author longs to extend the boundaries of literary art, wants to explore new dimensions of the human spirit, and if he doesn't, he should be ashamed of himself.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Students today are a pretty solemn lot. One of the really notable achievements of the twentieth century has been to make the young old before their time.”

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