Clifton Fadiman

American editor (1904-1999)

Clifton P. "Kip" Fadiman (May 15, 1904June 20, 1999) was an American intellectual, author, editor, radio and television personality.

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  • 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.
    • "Any Number Can Play," 1957
  • An aphorism can contain only as much wisdom as overstatement will permit.
    • Introduction to Unkempt Thoughts, St. Martin's Press (1962)
  • Not to cover the subject, but to uncover and isolate a part of it … is the aim of the aphorist
    • Introduction to Unkempt Thoughts
  • Both the aphorism and the poem channel man’s wild impulse to escape the systems another part of him has so carefully constructed.
    • Introduction to Unkempt Thoughts

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