Damsels: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Nov 26, 2008 - 57 pages
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Familiar Quotations Dampens ndash; DeadenSome on commission, some for the love of learning, some because they have nothing better to do or because they hope these walls of books will deaden the drumming of the demon in their ears.ndash;Louis MacNeiceDampens ndash; DullA sharp tongue and a dull mind are usually found in the same head.ndash;AnonymousOne dull pencil is worth two sharp minds.ndash;AnonymousGoethe once said of someone, He is a dull man. If he were a book, I would not read him.ndash;James BryceNovels as dull as dishwater, with the grease of random sentiments floating on top.ndash;Italo CalvinoI do by no means advise you to throw away your time in ransacking, like a dull antiquarian, the minute and unimportant parts of remote and fabulous times. Let blockheads read, what blockheads wrote.ndash;ChesterfieldIf human beings are perceived as potentials rather than problems, as possessing strengths instead of weaknesses, as unlimited rather that dull and unresponsive, then they thrive and grow to their capabilities.ndash;Robert ConklinA writer is in danger of allowing his talent to dull who lets more than a year go past without finding himself in his rightful place of composition, the small single unluxurious ''retreat'' of the twentieth century, the hotel bedroom.ndash;Cyril ConnollyIt is respectable to have no illusions, and safe, and profitable and dull.ndash;Joseph ConradConform and be dull.ndash;J. Frank Doble

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