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Quotations by author » John Mason Brown
American literary Critic, 1900-1969
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A good conversationalist is not one who remembers what was said, but says what someone wants to remember.
Communication
America is a land where men govern, but women rule.
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Among the Round Tablers [at the Algonquin Hotel],Sherwood stood out like a grandfather's clock. The tick of his talk was measured, his words seeming to be spaced by minutes, but when he chimed he struck gaily.
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Charm is a glow within a woman that casts a most becoming light on others.
Charm
Existence is a strange bargain. Life owes us little; we owe it everything. The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.
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Friendship should be a private pleasure, not a public boast. I loathe those braggarts who are forever trying to invest themselves with importance by calling important people by their first names in or out of print. Such first-naming for effect makes me cringe.
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He played the king as if afraid someone else would play the ace.
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How prophetic L'Enfant was when he laid out Washington as a city that goes around in circles!
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I am as content to die for God's eternal truth on the scaffold as in any other way.
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I am ready any time. Do not keep me waiting.
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I, John Brown, am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty land will never be purged away but with Blood.
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No one is worthy of a good home here or in heaven that is not willing to be in peril for a good cause.
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Reasoning with a child is fine, if you can reach the child's reason without destroying your own
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She knows what is the best purpose of education: not to be frightened by the best but to treat it as part of daily life.
Education
So often we rob tomorrow's memories by today's economies.
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Some television programs are so much chewing gum for the eyes.
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The comic book [is] the marijuana of the nursery, the bane of the bassinet, the horror of the home, the curse of the kids and a threat to the future.
Books
The critic is a man who prefers the indolence of opinion to the trials of action.
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The more I observed Washington, the more frequently I visited it, and the more people I interviewed there, the more I understood how prophetic L'Enfant was when he laid it out as a city that goes around in circles.
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The more one has seen of the good, the more one asks for the better.
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