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William Weaver Quotes and Sayings

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Calvino was not a writer of hits; he was a writer of classics.
- William Weaver

A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.
- Italo Calvino

Traveling, you realize that differences are lost:
each city takes to resembling all cities,
places exchange their form, order, distances,
a shapeless dust cloud invades the continents.
- Italo Calvino

What Romantic terminology called genius or talent or
inspiration is nothing other than finding the right road empirically,
following one's nose, taking shortcuts.
- Italo Calvino

 

The human race is a zone of living things that should
be defined by tracing its confines.
- Italo Calvino

Biographical data, even those recorded in the public registers,
are the most private things one has,
and to declare them openly is rather like facing a psychoanalyst.
- Italo Calvino

In love, as in gluttony, pleasure is a matter of the utmost precision.
- Italo Calvino

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It is not the voice that commands the story:
it is the ear.
- Italo Calvino

The more enlightened our houses are,
the more their walls ooze ghosts.
- Italo Calvino

The satirist is prevented by repulsion from gaining
a better knowledge of the world he is attracted to,
yet he is forced by attraction to concern himself with
the world that repels him.
- Italo Calvino

The catalogue of forms is endless: until every shape has found its city,
new cities will continue to be born.
When the forms exhaust their variety and come apart,
the end of cities begins.
- Italo Calvino

Action is the real measure of intelligence.
- Napoleon Hill (author of the classic Think and Grow Rich)

Proportions are what makes the old Greek temples classic in their beauty.
They are like huge blocks, from which the air has been
literally hewn out between the columns.
- Arne Jacobsen

Definition of a classic: a book everyone is assumed
to have read and often thinks they have.
- Alan Bennett

It's meant to reaffirm the validity of that music -
clean,
minimalist, honest, classic music.
- Dwight Yoakam

I have definitely gone through my ups and downs and
faced my adversity and my nay-sayers,
but managed to do all right.
It is a pretty classic tale.
- Steve Nash

I forever felt that I've fallen right between the crack
of way too young for the first generation of classic
rock 'n' roll and too old to be brand-new.
It's hard.
- Paul Westerberg

Dick Van Dyke was my first idol.
He's an amazing physical comedian, like a classic clown,
but also very smart and not afraid to show vulnerability.
- Douglas Wood

I absolutely love Oscar.
So classic.
So timeless.
- Nicole Richie

Imitation is flattery, and The Hills Have Eyes is a classic.
- Michael Berryman

All the ancient classic fairy tales have always been scary and dark.
- Helena Bonham Carter

I race in two or three classic races a year and I may
carry on for 10 more years or I may stop tomorrow.
- Barry Sheene

I was the classic middle child in some ways,
the one who could have been a priest in an alternate universe.
- Chiwetel Ejiofor

I am just the classic person who wants to learn stuff.
I want good tutors, and with Kurt I had the best.
- Courtney Love

It was a special show that became a cult classic of sorts,
and I made a lot of money for it.
- Don Adams

It's flattering to make a picture which becomes a classic within 10 years;
it's not so flattering,
however, when people get the impression it's the only
picture you've ever made.
- Robert Hamer

When people come to the show they think we are a legendary
band because they hear us on Classic Rock radio all the time.
It is psychological.
That's okay - I'm down with that.
- George Thorogood

I made a classic mistake.
I held out for something better.
- Parker Stevenson

People consider Black Star a great album,
and I think it's a classic album.
But the fact is, both me and Mos Def have made better albums since Black Star.
- Talib Kweli

I don't buy into any of that hogwash.
They put that out to sell tickets.
It's just a classic horror movie, with the Greek drama
formula of good versus evil,
and lots of fear.
- Margot Kidder

I'd like to do a piece of Shakespeare.
Any upcoming Shakespeare film.
Just a bit to say I did a classic.
- Jim Varney

I like the idea of taking a true classic written by
a true genius and destroying it essentially!
I like the idea of bringing it down to earth a bit -
and even a bit lower than that.
- Randy Newman

I was not a classic mother.
But my kids were never palmed off to boarding school.
So, I didn't bake cookies.
You can buy cookies, but you can't buy love.
- Raquel Welch

I'm a classic example of all humorists -
only funny when I'm working.
- Peter Sellers

Allen Ginsberg was a world authority on the writing of William Blake,
and had an incredible knowledge of classic literature and world politics.
- David Amram

I enjoyed reading all the classic authors like Isaac Asimov and Bradbury.
- William Shatner

I've been fortunate to be in films that are classic,
that are going to be around.
- Samuel L. Jackson

I know the game wasn't a classic, but the night was
about more than that-it was about bringing back the
memories and raising money for former heroes who have
now fallen on hard times.
- David Ginola

I have been lucky enough to have had the opportunity
of travelling across this country and enduring all
the classic situations that go with talking to people.
- Barbara Amiel

New York lost a classic.
Carmine was an old school New Yorker.
- Anthony Weiner

When you reread a classic, you do not see more in the
book than you did before;
you see more in you than there was before.
- Cliff Fadiman

So I have the classic amateur's technique;
I know some very tricky bits and I have large gaping holes.
- Bill Bruford

It's part of a cycle of stories I'm writing where I
deconstruct classic science fiction.
- Cory Doctorow

These are classic, perennial ideals we are dealing with.
- Rob Morrow

Television is what made It's a Wonderful Life the classic it is today.
- Leonard Maltin

Now the Kids Classic is one of the major fund-raisers for Children's Hospital.
Since we started seven years ago, we've raised more
than $1 million for the hospital.
- Tom Kite

Much as I cared for Joseph Kennedy, he was a classic
example of that person in the arts with lots of brains
and drive but little taste or talent.
- Gloria Swanson

I'm not the classic type - fair skin,
very beautiful women of a classic type,
I'm talking about now.
- Debra Wilson

All the classic jazz players all sang and a lot of 'em sang blues.
- Mose Allison

I'd like to think that the notion of inspiration will
transcend cultural things that are going on.
There's something classic about this movie that I'm hoping reaches kids.
- Rob Morrow

In science, read, by preference, the newest works;
in literature,
the oldest.
The classic literature is always modern.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

I'm a classic example of what can happen if you follow your inner voice.
I was cursed with interests and some talent in many different areas.
It confuses people.
- Dirk Benedict

I love to unwind and watch movies, especially those
from the classic black-and-white era.
- Fred Savage

They're getting me involved in intrigue again,
and I think it follows a classic formula in a soap opera.
- Michael Zaslow

I like hard rock, and classic rock, and even metal.
- Frances McDormand

The first album is a classic record and I think the
prototype of a sound that no one else does.
- Kathy Valentine

I just signed to do my next book with Ecco Press,
a new primer or encyclopedia.
This will be my take on what classic Italian cooking is.
- Mario Batali

Conductors' careers are made for the most part with 'Romantic' music.
'Classic' music eliminates the conductor;
we do not remember him in it.
- Igor Stravinsky

I'm not good enough, technically, to be a classic musician.
I lack discipline.
- Ritchie Blackmore

Parineeta is a classic love story.
- Sanjay Dutt

I guess when we were up against it, we knew this album
was going to be compared to all the classic early material,
because it was going back to the original five.
- Roger Andrew Taylor

Negotiating in the classic diplomatic sense assumes
parties more anxious to agree than to disagree.
- Dean Acheson

Rap records don't make you feel good no more.
Six months after release, it can't come back as a classic.
- Wyclef Jean

My main influences have always been the classic jazz players who sang,
like Louis Armstrong and Nat King Cole and Jack Teagarden.
- Mose Allison

Shane was a classic, and you can't find a better bad guy than Jack Palance.
- Clint Walker

In kindergarten that used to be my job,
to tell them fairytales.
I liked Hans Christian Andersen, and the Grimm fairy tales,
all the classic fairy tales.
- Francis Ford Coppola

But I must own that I also felt stirred by an unselfish
desire to voice all the joys and sorrows,
the hopes and ambitions, of the American Negro,
in classic musical form.
- James Weldon Johnson

I've been blessed by doing classic plays on Broadway,
which was one of my great dreams forever.
- Michael Emerson

This I regard as a classic example of my not being
properly prepared for a part I very much wanted.
- Marie Windsor

A classic is a book that doesn't have to be written again.
- W. E. B. Du Bois

Classic art was the art of necessity:
modern romantic art bears the stamp of caprice and chance.
- Max Eastman


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