James Branch Cabell

James Branch Cabell

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Author Profession: Science Fiction & Fantasy edit data James Branch Cabell was a novelist, critic and poet. Combine Editions
Born: April 14, 1879
Died: May 05, 1958
Birth Sign: Aries

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Why is the King of Hearts the only one that hasn't a moustache?

While it is well enough to leave footprints on the sands of time, it is even more important to make sure they point in a commendable direction.

There is not any memory with less satisfaction than the memory of some temptation we resisted.

Poetry is man's rebellion against being what he is.

Patriotism is the religion of hell.

Yet creeds mean very little, Coth answered the dark god, still speaking almost gently. The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.

No lady is ever a gentleman.

People marry for a variety of reasons and with varying results. But to marry for love is to invite inevitable tragedy.

The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist fears this is true.

If your mind is at work, we're in danger of reproducing another cliche. If we can keep our minds out of it and our thoughts out of it, maybe we'll come up with something original. Peter Falk

The lecturer should give the audience full reason to believe that all his powers have been exerted for their pleasure and instruction. Michael Faraday quotes

If only media people would stop reaching for the low-hanging fruit, which is cynicism and pessimism, and stopped trying so hard to be hip and cool and have a swagger. Emilio Estevez

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