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#1. Norman Rockwell saved my life. - Author: Jane Allen Petrick
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#2. Norman Rockwell spent his career painting pictures that helped people understand their own feelings ... pictures that enriched their own experiences and celebrated their own lives. But the art establishment branded him an 'illustrator', a sentimental one at that. Real artists, they said were doing art for art's sake, not for the sake of the bourgeois public. Real artists were putting swiggles, smears or daubs of paint on the canvas. They were doing 'innovative' and 'creative' work. If they were hideous and grotesque; we know that's what life really is! - Author: Bill Bonner
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#3. I keep the pornographic stuff in a bus station locker. - Author: Norman Rockwell
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#4. I talk as I sketch, too, in order to keep their minds off what I'm doing so I'll get the most natural expression I can from them. Also, the talking helps to size up the subject's personality, so I can figure out better how to portray him. - Author: Norman Rockwell
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#5. I'll never have enough time to paint all the pictures I'd like to. - Author: Norman Rockwell
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#6. I collect rare photographs ... I have two ... One of Houdini locking his keys in his car ... the other is a rare picture of Norman Rockwell beating up a child. - Author: Steven Wright
Norman Rockwell quotes by Steven Wright
#7. No man with a conscience can just bat out illustrations. He's got to put all his talent and feeling into them! - Author: Norman Rockwell
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#8. Frank Capra, Hollywood's Horatio Alger, lights with more cinematic know-how and zeal than any other director to convince movie audiences that American life is exactly like the 'Saturday Evening Post' covers of Norman Rockwell. 'It's A Wonderful Life,' the latest example of Capracorn, shows his art at a hysterical pitch. - Author: Manny Farber
Norman Rockwell quotes by Manny Farber
#9. I just wanted to do something important. - Author: Norman Rockwell
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#10. I unconsciously decided that, even if it wasn't an ideal world, it should be so and painted only the ideal aspects of it - pictures in which there are no drunken slatterns or self-centered mothers ... only foxy grandpas who played baseball with kids and boys who fished from logs and got up circuses in the back yard. - Author: Norman Rockwell
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#11. I'm not going to be caught around here for any fool celebration. To hell with birthdays! - Author: Norman Rockwell
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#12. My best efforts were some modern things that looked like very lousy Matisses. Thank God I had the sense to realize they were lousy, and leave Paris. - Author: Norman Rockwell
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#13. Things aren't much wilder now, I don't think, than they were back then. Of course I just read about all the goings-on now. Ha. - Author: Norman Rockwell
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#14. I didn't know what to expect from a famous movie star; maybe that he'd be sort of stuck-up, you know. But not Gary Cooper. He horsed around so much ... that I had a hard time painting him. - Author: Norman Rockwell
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#15. It was a pretty rough neighborhood where I grew up The really tough places were over around Third Avenue where it ran into the Harlem River, but we weren't far away. - Author: Norman Rockwell
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#16. The Balopticon [a machine that projects photos on canvas to trace the lines] is an evil, inartistic, habit-forming, lazy and vicious machine! It also is a useful, time-saving, practical and helpful one. I use one often-and am thoroughly ashamed of it. I hide it whenever I hear people coming. - Author: Norman Rockwell
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#17. The story is the first thing and the last thing, - Author: Norman Rockwell
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#18. Commonplaces never become tiresome. It is we who become tired when we cease to be curious and appreciative. We find that it is not a new scene which is needed, but a new viewpoint. - Author: Norman Rockwell
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#19. Right from the beginning, I always strived to capture everything I saw as completely as possible. - Author: Norman Rockwell
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#20. I'm tired, but proud. - Author: Norman Rockwell
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#21. I didn't grow up in a Norman Rockwell house ... my house was more akin to Norman Lear. - Author: Michael P. Naughton
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#22. The actual American childhood is less Norman Rockwell and Walt Disney than Nathaniel Hawthorne and Edgar Allan Poe. - Author: Susan Cheever
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#23. I used to sit in the studio with a copy of the (Saturday Evening) Post laid across my knees ... And then I'd conjure up a picture of myself as a famous illustrator and gloat over it, putting myself in various happy situations, surrounded by admiring females, deferred to by office flunkies at the magazines, wined and dined by the editor ... - Author: Norman Rockwell
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#24. People always describe small towns as quaint or cozy or familiar. "You know who your neighbors are," they always seemed to say. But what you won't find depicted in a Norman Rockwell painting is how cruel those same neighbors can be. - Author: T. Torrest
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#25. Where Norman Rockwell is the Artist for the man on the street, O'Henry is his author. - Author: Sonia Rumzi
Norman Rockwell quotes by Sonia Rumzi
#26. Some people have been kind enough to call me a fine artist. I've always called myself an illustrator. I'm not sure what the difference is. All I know is that whatever type of work I do, I try to give it my very best. Art has been my life. - Author: Norman Rockwell
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#27. there's a part in the essay that kind of does this academic "Let's unpack the idea of Lynchian and what Lynchian means is something about the unbelievably grotesque existing in a kind of union with the unbelievably banal," and then it gives a series of scenarios about what -- what is and what isn't Lynchian. Jeffrey Dahmer was borderline Lynchian...what was Lynchian was having the actual food products next to the disembodied bits of the corpse. I guess the big one is, you know, a regular domestic murder is not Lynchian. But if the man -- if the police come to the scene and see the man standing over the body and the woman -- let's see, the woman's '50s bouffant is undisturbed and the man and the cops have this conversation about the fact that the man killed the woman because she persistently refused to buy, say, for instance, Jif peanut butter rather than Skippy, and how very, very important that is, and if the cops found themselves somehow agreeing that there were major differences between the brands and that a wife who didn't recognize those differences was deficient in her wifely duties, that would be Lynchian -- this weird confluence of very dark, surreal, violent stuff and absolute, almost Norman Rockwell, banal, American stuff, which is terrain he's been working for quite a while -- I mean, at least since -- at least since "Blue Velvet. - Author: David Foster Wallace
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#28. The secret to so many artists living so long is that every painting is a new adventure. So, you see, they're always looking ahead to something new and exciting. The secret is not to look back. - Author: Norman Rockwell
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#29. I share something in common with Norman Rockwell and, for that matter, with Walt Disney. In that I really like to make people happy. - Author: Thomas Kinkade
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#30. Now I'm standing in black stiletto heels in the middle of a Norman Rockwell painting. (pg 106-107) - Author: Katja Millay
Norman Rockwell quotes by Katja Millay
#31. It wasn't easy telling my family that I'm gay. I made my carefully worded announcement at Thanksgiving. It was very Norman Rockwell. I said, 'Mom, would you please pass the gravy to a homosexual?' She passed it to my father. A terrible scene followed. - Author: Bob Smith
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#32. It is my opinion that Norman Rockwell and his ilk have done more to make already anxious people feel guilty than anyone else. - Author: Laurie Colwin
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#33. I brought samples in, because I didn't have any comic book samples, and I brought all these illustrations that I had influenced by Norman Rockwell and a couple of the other big boys. That's all I had, that's all I brought. - Author: Dan DeCarlo
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#34. I work from fatigue to fatigue at my age there's only so much daylight left. - Author: Norman Rockwell
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#35. I can take a lot of pats on the back. I love it when I get admiring letters from people. And, of course, I'd love it if the critics would notice me, too. - Author: Norman Rockwell
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#36. How will I be remembered? As a technician or artist? As a humorist or a visionary? - Author: Norman Rockwell
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#37. I get great joy from creating the perfect Norman Rockwell holiday. This is why I think I might be Martha Stewart's brother from another mother. - Author: Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Norman Rockwell quotes by Jesse Tyler Ferguson
#38. I'm the oldest antique in town. - Author: Norman Rockwell
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#39. The '20s ended in an era of extravagance, sort of like the one we're in now. There was a big crash, but then the country picked itself up again, and we had some great years. Those were the days when American believed in itself. I was happy and proud to be painting it. - Author: Norman Rockwell
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#40. Travel is like a tonic to me. It's more than just getting away from the studio for a brief rest. I need it to recharge my batteries. - Author: Norman Rockwell
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#41. Here in New England, the character is strong and unshakable. - Author: Norman Rockwell
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#42. You can't prove Rembrandt is better than Norman Rockwell - although if you actually do prefer Rockwell, I'd say you were shunning complexity, were secretly conservative, and hadn't really looked at either painter's work. Taste is a blood sport. - Author: Jerry Saltz
Norman Rockwell quotes by Jerry Saltz
#43. White Christian America had its golden age in the 1950s, after the hardships and victories of World War Ii and before the cultural upheavals of the 1960s. June Cleaver was its mother, Andy Griffith was its sheriff, Norman Rockwell was its artist. and Billy Graham and Norman Vincent Peale were its ministers. - Author: Robert P. Jones
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#44. Family dinner in the Norman Rockwell mode had taken hold by the 1950s: Mom cooked, Dad carved, son cleared, daughter did the dishes. - Author: Nancy Gibbs
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#45. It wouldn't be right for me to clown around when I'm painting a president. - Author: Norman Rockwell
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#46. If a picture wasn't going very well I'd put a puppy dog in it, always a mongrel, you know, never one of the full bred puppies. And then I'd put a bandage on its foot ... I liked it when I did it, but now I'm sick of it. - Author: Norman Rockwell
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#47. Just a normal dinner party, Dallas thought. Just your average, every day evening around the table with the man who may well have masterminded your kidnapping, the sister you're in love with, and the older woman you used to sleep with.
No doubt about it
as a group, they made one hell of a Norman Rockwell painting. - Author: J. Kenner
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#48. 2. A brain cannot think without motor function. Wrote Feldenkrais, "My fundamental contention is that the unity of mind and body is an objective reality, that these entities are not related to each other in one fashion or another, but are an inseparable whole. To put this more clearly: I contend that a brain could not think without motor functions. - Author: Norman Doidge
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#49. I think cars encapsulate the history of innovation and style - it's the other side of the coin of the car being public enemy No.1. - Author: Norman Foster
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#50. You'll never make sense of his notes. You just have to listen to his lecture," Graham whispered
confidentially. "It's a challenge, but the good news is that he's been giving the same tests for forty years. The
answers are carved right into the tops of the desks. See? - Author: G. Norman Lippert
Norman Rockwell quotes by G. Norman Lippert
#51. If you think in positive terms, you will achieve positive results. - Author: Norman Vincent Peale
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#52. When a novel comes, it's a grace. Something in the cosmos has forgiven you long enough so that you can start. - Author: Norman Mailer
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#53. It stretched off into dim infinity, dotted with floating globes of silvery light. Mr. Grey had been told that the globes were swampfire, encased in a timeloop charm so they were inextinguishable. He'd never even heard of swampfire, much - Author: G. Norman Lippert
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#54. Realize that there are not hopeless situations; there are only people who take hopeless attitudes. - Author: Norman Vincent Peale
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#55. They've (Israel) lost the battle for public opinion. They claim it's because American Jews know too little.. I claim it's because they know too much about the conflict, and young liberal Jews have difficulty defending the use of cluster bombs in Lebanon or supporting the Israeli settlements. - Author: Norman Finkelstein
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#56. I instantly like people who laugh at my jokes. It's a weakness of mine. - Author: Matthew Norman
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#57. Man can and must prevent the tragedy of famine in the future instead of merely trying with pious regret to salvage the human wreckage of the famine, as he has so often done in the past. - Author: Norman Borlaug
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#58. Nothing did more to spur the boom in stocks than the decision made by the New York Federal Reserve bank, in the spring of 1927, to cut the rediscount rate. Benjamin Strong, Governor of the bank, was chief advocate of this unwise measure, which was taken largely at the behest of Montagu Norman of the Bank of England ... At the time of the Banks action I warned of its consequences ... I felt that sooner or later the market had to break. - Author: Bernard Baruch
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#59. Practice hope. As hopefulness becomes a habit, you can achieve a permanently happy spirit. - Author: Norman Vincent Peale
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#60. Originally, with all the shows, we went looking for belly laughs. - Author: Norman Lear
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#61. I'm who I was waiting for. I didn't make it. - Author: Marsha Norman
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#62. What I was suddenly afraid of was our perihelion, the closest we would ever approach or be, and that everything after this would transpire between bodies farther apart. I was thinking that if you looked back over the trajectory of every mating once it was over, there would be an identifiable perihelion. - Author: Norman Rush
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#63. At my age, the radiation will probably do me good. - Author: Norman Wisdom
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#64. Well look at that. He's got the Rockwell genes. Maya's father gloated loudly over what Maya assumed was his third leg. - Author: Melisa M. Hamling
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#65. I do everything I can to have a diverse career because I just want to have options. I know that I can do Hamlet or I can do Stanley Kowalski, you know. - Author: Sam Rockwell
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#66. Norman stirred, turned, and then fell into a darkness deeper and more engulfing than the swamp. - Author: Robert Bloch
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#67. In a large congregation, while there is a wide diversification of interest, it is also true that there are only a few basic human problems. It must also be taken into consideration that people are people regardless of who they are or what their backgrounds may be. There are certain deep universal appeals to human interest and to these human nature always responds. - Author: Norman Vincent Peale
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#68. Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure . . . will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. LUKE 6:38 - Author: Norman Vincent Peale
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#69. You have a choice everyday ... You can choose every morning whether you will be depressed and miserable, or whether you will be happy. - Author: Norman Vincent Peale
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#70. It's always too soon to quit! - Author: Norman Vincent Peale
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#71. I don't want to pretend to be a prophet or a saint. I'm very conscious of my limitations. I know my flaws. But I don't like lying. - Author: Norman Finkelstein
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#72. When you get up in the morning, you have two choices - either to be happy or to be unhappy. Just choose to be happy - Author: Norman Vincent Peale
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#73. A democracy depends upon people getting brighter all the time. Democracies are delicate. They're not just ipso facto and just go on and on. - Author: Norman Mailer
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#74. Everything inspires me; sometimes I think I see things others don't. - Author: Norman Foster
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#75. When Khrushchev asked whether his brass hats would guarantee that keeping the missiles in Cuba would not bring about nuclear war, they looked at him, he later told Norman Cousins of the Saturday Review, an informal emissary between Kennedy and Khrushchev, "as though I were out of my mind or, what was worse, a traitor. So I said to myself, 'To hell with these maniacs.'"6 - Author: Robert F. Kennedy
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#76. Everything else can wait, agriculture can't. - Author: Norman Borlaug
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#77. Writing novels allows you to create your own world. - Author: Norman Shabel
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#78. They reminded me, however, of soldiers in the Crusades, the Wars of the Roses or the Norman Conquest. Thick, but willing to fight anyone if told to - Author: Karl Wiggins
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#79. Fairness is a myth among a fallen humankind, but equality of struggle can be maintained, even if it is only a pale ghost of true - Author: G. Norman Lippert
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#80. Animation is manipulating the difference. - Author: Norman McLaren
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#81. Never let any mistake cause you to stop believing in yourself. Learn from it and go on. - Author: Norman Vincent Peale
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#82. Ironically, some of our most stubborn habits and disorders are products of our plasticity. - Author: Norman Doidge
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#83. Tanks being deployed far forward is an indication of offensive action; tanks in depth is an indication of defensive action. - Author: Norman Schwarzkopf
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#84. Fools rush in where incumbents fear to tread. - Author: Norman Ralph Augustine
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#85. Learn to foster an ardent imagination; so shall you descry beauty which others passed unheeded. - Author: Norman Douglas
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#86. The bigger your problems, the bigger your prayer should be. - Author: Norman Vincent Peale
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#87. Think excitement, talk excitement, act out excitement, and you are bound to become an excited person. - Author: Norman Vincent Peale
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#88. Ulick Norman Owen. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#89. There is a school of thought, a heresy from the madhouse of heresies in the ninth century, that says God is good and is in control of every individual thing that happens, every event, but that unfortunately the devil is in control of the timing. - Author: Norman Rush
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#90. I've done so many independents for so many years. Leads that nobody's seen. - Author: Sam Rockwell
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#91. Norman Mailer decocts matters of the first philosophical magnitude from an examination of his own ordure, and I am not talking about his books. - Author: William F. Buckley, Jr.
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#92. It is easy to comprehend people who are weaker than ourselves, but it is not as simple to be ready for the true feelings of those more powerful. - Author: Norman Mailer
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#93. I've never bashed a union in my life. - Author: Norman Tebbit
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#94. When I fish, I stop thinking about anything else. But truth be told, if you want to declare victories, I can tell you the fish have won a lot more than I have. It's interesting that something with a brain the size of a fish's can outsmart us humans, who think we are el supremo. - Author: Norman Schwarzkopf
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#95. It was the French of the Normans that, grafting itself onto the barbaric Saxon tongue, gave it its most magnificent blossoming. And, in these new countries, where both English and French are intertwined again, it is as if English were bathing itself in the fountain of its own youth, and as if French were remembering the buried treasures it had thought forgotten. - Author: Jean-Christophe Valtat
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