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February 26, 2007

What is a Classic? Quote of the Day #9

Filed under: Classics,Quotes of the Day,Science Fiction — 1minutebookreviewswordpresscom @ 12:42 pm

Italo Calvino on classic books …

“A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.”

Italo Calvino in “Why Read the Classics?,” translated by Patrick Creagh. As quoted in Science Fiction Quotations: From the Inner Mind to the Outer Limits (Yale University Press, 2005), edited by Gary Westfahl, with a foreword by Arthur C. Clarke.

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