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Canadian Journalist and Author. 1913-1995
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Many a promising career has been wrecked by marrying the wrong sort of woman. The right sort of woman can distinguish between Creative Lassitude and plain shiftlessness.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“All mothers think their children are oaks, but the world never lacks for cabbages”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Inactivity and deprivation of all accustomed stimulus is not rest; it is a preparation for the tomb”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Pessimism is a very easy way out when you're considering what life really is, because pessimism is a short view of life - If you take a long view, I do not see how you can be pessimistic about the future of man or the future of the world”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Female beauty is an important Minor Sacrament which cannot be received too often; I am not at all sure that neglect of it does not constitute a sin of some kind”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The world is burdened with young fogies. Old men with ossified minds are easily dealt with. But men who look young, act young and everlastingly harp on the fact that they are young, but who nevertheless think and act with a degree of caution that would be excessive in their grandfathers, are the curse of the world. Their very conservatism is secondhand, and they don't know what they are conserving.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I was not sure I wanted to issue orders to life; I rather liked the Greek notion of allowing Chance to take a formative hand in my affairs”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“If I had my way books would not be written in English, but in an exceedingly difficult secret language that only skilled professional readers and story-tellers could interpret. Then people like you would have to go to public halls and pay good prices to hear the professionals decode and read the books aloud for you. This plan would have the advantage of scaring off all amateur authors, retired politicians, country doctors and I-Married-a-Midget writers who would not have the patience to learn the secret language.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Too much traffic with a quotation book begets a conviction of ignorance in a sensitive reader. Not only is there a mass of quotable stuff he never quotes, but an even vaster realm of which he has never heard.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Extraordinary people survive under the most terrible circumstances and they become more extraordinary because of it.”

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