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Clifton Paul Fadiman Quotes and Sayings

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

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

The adjective is the banana peel of the parts of speech.
- Clifton Paul Fadiman

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

 

To feel at home, stay at home.
- Clifton Paul Fadiman

He has made a profession out of a business and an art out of a profession.
- Clifton Paul Fadiman

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.
- Clifton Paul Fadiman

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I'm not big on Champagne, but I'd take along a bottle
of Cristal to pop for when the boat comes to the rescue.
- Sam Neill

My grandmother is over eighty and still doesn't need glasses.
Drinks right out of the bottle.
- Henny Youngman

Every pint bottle should contain a quart.
- Boyle Roche

I look like the kind of guy who has a bottle of beer in my hand.
- Charles Bronson

Life is a little like a message in a bottle,
to be carried by the winds and the tides.
- Gene Tierney

I looked into that empty bottle and I saw myself.
- Grace Metalious

I always carry Evian bottle and sunscreen.
- Sela Ward

You know, you really can't beat a household commodity -
the ketchup bottle on the kitchen table.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

Meeting Franklin Roosevelt was like opening your first bottle of champagne;
knowing him was like drinking it.
- Winston Churchill

Inside my empty bottle I was constructing a lighthouse
while all the others were making ships.
- Charles Simic

The other guys just caught lightning in a bottle with a great game.
- Rick Pitino

I pray on the principle that wine knocks the cork out of a bottle.
There is an inward fermentation, and there must be a vent.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Love is like wine.
To sip is fine, but to empty the bottle is a headache.
- Julio Iglesias

I've only been in love with a beer bottle and a mirror.
- Sid Vicious

There is something magical in seeing what you can do,
what texture and tone and colour you can produce merely
with a pen point and a bottle of ink.
- Ida Rentoul Outhwaite

We had our first meeting yesterday, and we just laughed all the way through,
so if we can bottle that, then I'll be happy.
We just get on, and that's half the battle.
- Allan Carr

My makeup wasn't smeared, I wasn't disheveled,
I behaved politely, and I never finished off a bottle,
so how could I be alcoholic?
- Betty Ford

Age is just a number.
It's totally irrelevant unless, of course,
you happen to be a bottle of wine.
- Joan Collins

I'd rather have a full bottle in front of me than a full frontal lobotomy.
- Fred Allen

For a while we had trouble trying to get the sound
of a champagne cork exploding out of the bottle.
I solved the problem by sticking my finger in my mouth and popping it out.
- Lawrence Welk

Americans are big boys.
You can talk them into almost anything.
Just sit with them for half an hour over a bottle of
whiskey and be a nice guy.
- Nguyen Cao Ky

A book is simply the container of an idea like a bottle;
what is inside the book is what matters.
- Angela Carter

I like to keep a bottle of stimulant handy in case I see a snake,
which I also keep handy.
- W. C. Fields

I'd rather have a free bottle in front of me than a prefrontal lobotomy.
- Tom Waits

A tavern is a place where madness is sold by the bottle.
- Jonathan Swift

The relationship between a Russian and a bottle of
vodka is almost mystical.
- Richard Owen

Tranquilizers work only if you follow the advice on the bottle -
keep away from children.
- Phyllis Diller

Basically, I'm for anything that gets you through the night -
be it prayer,
tranquilizers or a bottle of Jack Daniels.
- Frank Sinatra

A sweetheart is a bottle of wine, a wife is a wine bottle.
- Charles Baudelaire

To treat a poor wretch with a bottle of Burgundy,
and fill his snuff-box, is like giving a pair of laced
ruffles to a man that has never a shirt on his back.
- Tom Brown

What is your aim in philosophy? To show the fly the
way out of the fly-bottle.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein

There's something about having a great bottle of wine and a great cigar.
Nothing compares to it.
- D. L. Hughley

Strategy is buying a bottle of fine wine when you take a lady out for dinner.
Tactics is getting her to drink it.
- Frank Muir

Seduction is often difficult to distinguish from rape.
In seduction, the rapist often bothers to buy a bottle of wine.
- Andrea Dworkin

I took a bottle of pills.
I'd been in Europe and I had a lot of absinthe and
I was just drinking and drinking,
trying to, you know, just shut my body down.
- Jack Osbourne

I believe that the responsibility of the winemaker
is to take that fruit and get it into the bottle as
the most natural and purest expression of that vineyard,
of the grape varietal or blend, and of the vintage.
- Robert M. Parker, Jr.

I have a nervous breakdown in the film and in one scene
I get to stand at the top of the stairs waving an empty sherry bottle which is,
of course, a typical scene from my daily life,
so isn't much of a stretch.
- Emma Thompson

Into this pour the purified juice: and put it into
a pan of water come almost to a boil and continue nearly
in the state of boiling until the juice is found to
be the consistency of a thick syrup when cold.
It is then when cold, to be corked up in a bottle for use.
- James Lind

The Italians always made good wine, but you had the
impression they were friendly guys in straw hats running
family vineyards with slaves or something so that the
vino was never more than ten bucks a bottle.
- Joe Bob Briggs

Once I showed up at my sister's with a baby rabbit
I had bought from some children because its ears were cold.
I put the rabbit on a hot water bottle and massaged
its ears for quite a while.
After all, I knew that all healthy animals had warm ears.
- Juliette G. Low

When a man and a woman see each other and like each
other they ought to come together -
wham -
like a couple of taxis on Broadway,
not sit around analyzing each other like two specimens in a bottle.
- Thelma Ritter

All he cares about is going out there with his Jack Daniels bottle.
Nothing has changed.
That's kind of sad.
If David was doing better than he used to be,
then that would be different.
But it was a joke and he made it that way.
- Sammy Hagar

Do you want Columbus to go across the ocean,
or do you want to put a message in a bottle and hope
that it lands somewhere? I'd rather have actual people be there.
Whether they look like Americans or like the inhabitants of some other country,
depends on who has the most drive.
- Kevin J. Anderson

Sometimes your medicine bottle has on it,
"Shake well before using." That is what God has to
do with some of His people.
He has to shake them well before they are ever usable.
- Vance Havner

I think the market is always going to be around.
The goal is not to say, let's get rid of the market,
because the market does render a huge number of services,
and I don't want to have a fight about the price of
something every time I buy a book or a bottle of water.
- Susan George

I don't have any illusions that what we are doing is sticking the the bottle.
I don't think that's what we are doing.
We are trying to make sure that the genie has friends,
has food to eat, a way to grow.
- Hilary Rosen

We've had drive-by shootings.
I've been spat on, slapped, shot at.
One guy tried to stab me with a broken beer bottle.
But the way we look at it, if people do the worst they can,
we'll still wake up in glory.
- Troy Perry

We sat around on a hotel balcony with a bottle of wine
and tried to figure out how you would go about blowing up a planet.
That's the kind of conversations science fiction writers
have when they get together.
We don't talk about football or anything like that.
- Kevin J. Anderson

It's just an ice bucket with a bottle in it.
The two flute glasses are little tray.
I got to shut the curtains.
I'm in my boxer shorts and shirt.
I'm going to take a bath and go to bed.
But I want to shut the blinds so it's really dark in the room.
- Danny DeVito

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu


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