Clifton Fadiman Quotes
Clifton Paul "Kip" Fadiman (May 15, 1904 – June 20, 1999) was an American intellectual, author, editor, radio and television personality. He began his work with the radio, and switched to television later in his career.
Read more about this author on Wikipedia
When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable.
Muhammad Ali: Superman Don't need no seat belt. Flight Attendant: Superman Don't need no airplane, either.
A bottle of wine begs to be shared; I have never met a miserly wine lover. The social emotions it generates are equidistant from the philatelist's solitary gloating and the football fan's gregarious hysteria.
The tantrums of cloth-headed celluloid idols are deemed fit for grown-up conversation, while silence settles over such a truly important matter as food.
I tried to use the questions and answers as an armature on which to build a sculpture of genuine conversation
By the end of high school I was not of course an educated man, but I knew how to try to become one.
Name me any liquid except our own blood that flows more intimately and incessantly through the labyrinth of symbols we have conceived to make our status as human beings, from the rudest peasant festival to the mystery of the Eucharist. To take wine into our mouths is to savor a droplet of the river of human history.
A cheese may disappoint. It may be dull, it may be naive, it may be oversophisticated. Yet it remains cheese, milk's leap toward immortality.
When you re-read a classic you do not see in the book more than you did before. You see more in you than there was before.
A sense of humor is the ability to understand a joke - and that the joke is oneself.
For most men life is a search for the proper manila envelope in which to get themselves filed.