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Charles Van Doren
February 12, 1926 -
Nationality: American
Category: Celebrity
Subcategory: American Celebrity

I hoped that it would be possible to slide slowly from my public life back to the life of teaching and writing that I had always wanted. But things didn't work out that way.


Because the world is radically new, the ideal encyclopedia should be radical, too.


I've learned a lot about good and evil. They are not always what they appear to be.


I never wanted to see another quiz show.


Some of you read with me 40 years ago a portion of Aristotle's Ethics, a selection of passages that describe his idea of happiness. You may not remember too well.


I cannot take back one word or action; the past does not change for anyone.


I worked hard at memorizing lists of facts and figures, and carried with me a book of facts.


My total winnings after 14 appearances were $129,000.


The last part, the part you're now approaching, was for Aristotle the most important for happiness.


I was involved, deeply involved, in a deception... I have deceived my friends - and I had millions of them.


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