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Classics Quotes

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I chose Sony Classics, not just because of their practical experience,
not just because of their wisdom in marketing,
but mainly because of their integrity.
- Arthur Cohn

You know, I find it very strange when movies that I
made that were just excoriated -
I mean that I was just vilified for -
are now looked at as classics.
- John Milius

I played Hamlet, I played Chekhov and Ibsen and all the classics.
- Harvey Korman

Today it is not the classroom nor the classics which
are the repositories of models of eloquence,
but the ad agencies.
- Marshall McLuhan

 

Darwin himself, in his day, was unable to fight free
of the theoretical errors of which he was guilty.
It was the classics of Marxism that revealed those
errors and pointed them out.
- Trofim Lysenko

Style, no matter how outrageous it is,
is still an expression of someone's personality.
And my personality is somewhere stuck in the classics.
- Liev Schreiber

The great Chinese classics have always said that it's better not to fight;
that the clever man achieves his ends without violence;
that a battle delayed is better than a battle fought.
- John Keegan

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I grew up with the classics.
My mom and I would sit and watch "Singin' in the Rain" and "White Christmas" -
those kind of movies.
- Lucas Grabeel

The classics are only primitive literature.
They belong to the same class as primitive machinery
and primitive music and primitive medicine.
- Stephen Leacock

The great thing about university is that they incline you to get up and do it,
from the Classics to modern plays, to the humor that
Monty Pythons made popular.
- Michael York

I have always admired the work of Phil Farmer and was
glad for the chance to work with him.
Readers today may be too young to remember his classics like The Lovers.
- Piers Anthony

I kinda go for the Jane Eyre type of film.
I am fascinated by classics.
- Tippi Hedren

We played in bars and other such establishments and
anywhere where people would listen.
Sometimes they did, and sometimes not.
The outfits we wore were classics of the 50's.
- Phil Harris

With the Stray Cats at least, we really took the music somewhere else.
First, we wrote our own songs.
That's a real weak point in modern classics if you do rockabilly or blues.
- Brian Setzer

Songs like Reach and S Club Party are pop classics.
I'm really proud that I had a part in them.
- Rachel Stevens

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

Every man with a bellyful of the classics is an enemy to the human race.
- Henry Miller

The fact that Stravinsky used the classics as a major influence is obvious.
What is interesting is how he used them,
how he turned Bach into Stravinsky.
- Lukas Foss

I don't read a great deal of fiction,
to my shame, other than the classics.
- Richard Attenborough

The great classics that, as a professional you don't get to do,
you do as a student, when you don't know any better.
- Marion Ross

There's no question that Whale's movies are classics.
They were wonderful, and successful.
- Bill Condon

Books that have become classics - books that have had
their day and now get more praise than perusal -
always remind me of retired colonels and majors and captains who,
having reached the age limit, find themselves retired on half pay.
- Thomas Bailey Aldrich

The classics of Marxism, while fully appreciating the
significance of the Darwinian theory,
pointed out the errors of which Darwin was guilty.
Darwin's theory, though unquestionably materialist in its main features,
is not free from some serious errors.
- Trofim Lysenko

But really, it was reading that led me to writing.
And in particular, reading the American classics like
Twain who taught me at an early age that ordinary lives
of ordinary people can be made into high art.
- Russell Banks

Introductions, that is, belong to the masterpieces
and classics of the world,
to the great and ancient and accepted things;
and I am here introducing a short,
small story of my own which appeared in The Evening
News about ten months ago.
- Arthur Machen

The novel is about five students of classics who are
studying with a classics professor,
and they take the ideas of the things that they're
learning from him a bit too seriously,
with terrible consequences.
- Donna Tartt

Do not suppose, however, that I intend to urge a diet of classics on anybody.
I have seen such diets at work.
I have known people who have actually read all,
or almost all, the guaranteed Hundred Best Books.
God save us from reading nothing but the best.
- Robertson Davies

Now that I'm taking some time off from school,
I've been reading a lot to make sure I don't forget everything.
It's mostly classics and nonfiction accounts from actors,
directors and writers from the '40s and '50s.
- Fred Savage

We were younger.
And it's basically like looking at football classics.
You see things that you did, you see things that you
could've done better and you think about all the good
relationships that you had with the cast.
- Bubba Smith

My background is somewhat unusual, as I trained to be a ballet dancer.
I worked in the theatre for eight or nine years as a contemporary dancer.
But as an actor one does read Shakespeare and does
try to learn the classics.
- William Kempe

Although reading the classics in Latin in school may
be not as fulfilling as it would be at a more mature age,
few scientists can afford the time for such diversion later in life.
- George Andrew Olah

I call it an old-fashioned seafood house for the new millennium.
We are trying to update what we know as old fish houses and places like that,
which are great, but I want to give it a new,
fresh look with updated versions of the classics we all love.
- Todd English

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

That's what I like about film-it can be bizarre,
classic, normal, romantic.
Cinema is to me the most versatile thing.
- Catherine Deneuve

What makes a book great, a so-called classic,
it its quality of always being modern,
of its author, though he be long dead,
continuing to speak to each new generation.
- Lawrence Clark Powell

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

So in one sense you don't have the classic keyboard player in Yes.
- Billy Sherwood

I was skeptical about doing Texas Chainsaw at first
because it's such a cult classic.
I'd seen some of the sequels and was not a fan of those.
- Jessica Biel

Parineeta is a classic love story.
- Sanjay Dutt

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

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

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

Learn at least two classic ballroom dances,
at least one of them Latin.
- Marilyn vos Savant

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

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

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 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 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

The reason it has lasted for 30 years is for one reason and one reason only:
Classic Rock radio.
- George Thorogood

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

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

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

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

My next record I really just want it to be a collection of great songs,
classic songs in a way.
- Marc Almond

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I had a really good childhood up until I was nine,
then a classic case of divorce really affected me.
- Kurt Cobain

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

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


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