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13 Famous Quotes by Anatole Broyard
7/16/1920 - 10/11/1990
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There was a time when we expected nothing of our children but obedience, as opposed to the present, when we expect everything of them but obedience.

Obedience Quotes, by Anatole Broyard

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Aphorisms are bad for novels. They stick in the reader's teeth.

Aphorisms Quotes, by Anatole Broyard

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If a book is really good, it deserves to be read again, and if it's great, it should be read at least three times.

Books Quotes, by Anatole Broyard

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The epic implications of being human end in more than this: We start our lives as if they were momentous stories, with a beginning, a middle and an appropriate end, only to find that they are mostly middles.

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If a book is really good, it deserves to be read again, and if it's great, it should be read at least three times.

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The more I like a book, the more slowly I read. this spontaneous talking back to a book is one of the things that makes reading so valuable.

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The more I like a book, the more reluctant I am to turn the page. Lovers, even book lovers, tend to cling. No one-night stands or "reads" for them.

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To be misunderstood can be the writer's punishment for having disturbed the reader's peace. The greater the disturbance, the greater the possibility of misunderstanding.

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His father, Vincent, took him to La Coupole in Paris and, after sitting on the terrace for a while, walked off and forgot him. It was the perfect start in life for a writer.

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The tension between "yes" and "no," between "I can" and "I cannot," makes us feel that, in so many instances, human life is an interminable debate with one's self.

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The first divorce in the world may have been a tragedy, but the hundred-millionth is not necessarily one.

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It is one of the paradoxes of American literature that our writers are forever looking back with love and nostalgia at lives they couldn't wait to leave.

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She was a spendthrift of the spirit, an American in Paris when, as Evelyn Waugh said, the going was good.

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