Quotation Explorer - 'Classic'

A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read. - Mark Twain
Perhaps a book becomes a classic in proportion to how broadly its characters can be scavenged, how many readers find within it something they experience as desirable or even intimately necessary. - Janna Malamud Smith
Corporate planning cycles are a classic example of generals fighting the last war over again instead of preparing for what might lie ahead. - Jay Samit
The people who work with solar photovoltaics (PV) tend to be sick, I've worked with many of them. They were showing classic symptoms of Radio Wave Sickness (RWS). - Steven Magee
I love classic beauty. It’s an idea of beauty with no standard. - Karl Lagerfeld
Classic fairy tales do not deny the existence of heartache and sorrow, but they do deny universal defeat. - Greenhaven
Classic of '43. Don't knock it. A Vintage year. - Keith Richards
A classic is classic not because it conforms to certain structural rules, or fits certain definitions (of which its author had quite probably never heard). It is classic because of a certain eternal and irrepressible freshness. - Edith Wharton
This is my classic story:I am unpredictable,like the rest of us. - Tara Estacaan
A classic is a book that doesn't have to be written again. - W. E. B. du Bois
We have just witnessed a classic example of what I like to call 'misdirected rage'. I believe the technical term is being an ass. - Natsuki Takaya
The best men in all ages keep classic traditions alive. - George Santayana
Love can be expressed in a myriad of different methods, but the most timeless and most treasured will always remain the classic love letter. - Auliq Ice
It takes a classic to recognize a classic. - Michael Hecht
Every new book we read in our brief and busy lives means that a classic is left unread. - B.R. Myers
Some dark nights hide the cruelest of secrets. Such are the tales of the dark shadows hidden in that old castle in a distant land. The story of ages started with a classic; highlighting the infamous monster made out of a man. - Adhish Mazumder
Art is bad when ‘you see the intent and get put off.’ (Goethe) In Tolstoy one is unaware of the intent, and sees only the thing itself. from the book, On Retranslating A Russian Classic Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy - Joel Carmichael
We didn't have to talk, and it wasn't awkward. We were just two lonely, out of place people sharing a holiday with junk food from the vending machine and a Claymation classic on the television." oh and later "I guess its a good thing we found each other then. - J.M. Richards Tall Dark Streak of Lightning
A classic is a book that has never finished what it wants to say. - Italo Calvino
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