Classic Quotes

A classic is a book that doesn’t have to be written again.

When you reread a classic, you do not see more in the book than you did before; you see more in you than there was before.

The classics are only primitive literature. They belong to the same class as primitive machinery and primitive music and primitive medicine.

In science, read, by preference, the newest works; in literature, the oldest. The classic literature is always modern.