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Fadiman, Clifton Paul

Born: 1904 AD
Died: 1999 AD, at 95 years of age.

Nationality: Unknown
Categories: Authors, Writers


US author, bibliophile, editor, and radio host


moderator of radio program "Information, Please!" 1938-1948


Page last updated: 3:15am, 25th Jul '06

  • "A sense of humor… is the ability to understand a joke and that the joke is oneself."
  • "We are all citizens of history."
  • "When you read a classic you do not see in the book more than you did before. You see more in you than there was before."
  • "My son is 7 years old. I am 54. It has taken me a great many years to reach that age. I am more respected in the community, I am stronger, I am more intelligent and I think I am better than he is. I don't want to be a pal, I want to be a father."
  • "I think we must quote whenever we feel that the allusion is interesting or helpful or amusing."