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«A writer writes not because he is educated but because he is driven by the need to communicate. Behind the need to communicate is the need to share. Behind the need to share is the need to be understood.»
«You can understand and relate to most people better if you look at them -- no matter how old or impressive they may be -- as if they are children. For most of us never really grow up or mature all that much -- we simply grow taller. O, to be sure, we laugh less and play less and wear uncomfortable disguises like adults, but beneath the costume is the child we always are, whose needs are simple, whose daily life is still best described by fairy tales.»
Author: Leo Rosten
, fairy tales
, that much
, The Good Fairy
, to be sure
«Humor is the affectionate communication of insight.»
«I will never give in to old age until I become old. And I'm not old yet!»
«Courage is the capacity to confront what can be imagined»
«Extremists think ''communication'' means agreeing with them.»
«I never cease being dumbfounded by the unbelievable things people believe»
«Proverbs often contradict one another, as any reader soon discovers. The sagacity that advises us to look before we leap promptly warns us that if we hesitate we are lost; that absence makes the heart grow fonder, but out of sight, out of mind.»
Author: Leo Rosten
, out of sight
«Every writer is a narcissist. This does not mean that he is vain; it only means that he is hopelessly self-absorbed.»
«Dogs are getting bigger, according to a leading dog manufacturer»