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Cliffton Fadiman Facts

Clifton Paul Fadiman (1904 – 1999) was an American intellectual, author, editor, radio and television personality. Fadiman became a prime example of the "witty intellectual" type popular on television in the 1950s. John Charles Daly, Bennett Cerf, George S. Kaufman, Alexander King, and a number of other television celebrities personified, along with Fadiman, the highly educated, elegant, patrician raconteurs and pundits regarded by TV executives of that era as appealing to the upper-class owners of expensive early TV sets. Fadiman's witticisms and sayings were frequently printed in newspapers and magazines. (1904 – 1999)

Quotes by Cliffton Fadiman

A good memory is one trained to forget the trivial.
Cliffton Fadiman

One measure of friendship consists not in the number of things friends can discuss, but in the number of things they need no longer mention
Cliffton Fadiman

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.
Cliffton Fadiman

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