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    "Art forms of the past were really considered elitist. Bach did not compose for the masses, neither did Beethoven. It was always for patrons, aristocrats, and royalty. Now we have a sort of democratic version of that, which is to say that the audience is so splintered in its interests."
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    • Write a wise saying and your name will live forever.
    • It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims.
    • There is not less wit nor less invention in applying rightly a thought one finds in a book, than in being the first author of that thought.
      Dictionairre Historique et Critique, by Pierre Bayle
    • The surest way to make a monkey of a man is to quote him.
    • I didn't really say everything I said.
    • Quotation, n: The act of repeating erroneously the words of another.
      The Devil's Dictionary, by Ambrose Bierce
    • Life itself is a quotation.
    • A quotation, like a pun, should come unsought, and then be welcomed only for some propriety of felicity justifying the intrusion.
    • I am reminded of the professor who, in his declining hours, was asked by his devoted pupils for his final counsel. He replied, 'Verify your quotations.'
      quoted in Rudolf Flesch, ed., "The New Book of Unusual Quotations" (NY: Harper & Row, 1966), p. 311, by Sir Winston Churchill
    • It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations. Bartlett's Familiar Quotations is an admirable work, and I studied it intently. The quotations when engraved upon the memory give you good thoughts. They also make you anxious to read the authors and look for more.
      Roving Commission: My Early Life, 1930, Chapter 9, by Sir Winston Churchill
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