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Classical quotes & sayings

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Ruefulness is one of the classical tones of American fiction. It fosters a native, de-glamorized form of anxiety. - Anatole Broyard

Classical music is the kind that we keep hoping will turn into a tune. - Frank McKinney 'Kin' Hubbard

I haven't come across any recent new ideas in film that strike me as being particularly important and that have to do with form. I think that a preoccupation with originality of form is more or less a fruitless thing. A truly original person with a truly original mind will not be able to function in the old form and will simply do something different. Others had much better think of the form as being some sort of classical tradition and try to work within it. - Stanley Kubrick

Classical quotation is the parole of literary men all over the world. - Samuel Johnson

I had spent many years pursuing excellence, because that is what classical music is all about. Now it was dedicated to freedom, and that was far more important. - Nina Simone