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Quotation by Eleanor Robson Belmont
We use important words too frequently and they lose value; for instance, charm and great. An actor or musician often is proclaimed great when we really mean he is outstanding.
Eleanor Robson Belmont (1878–1979), U.S. stage actress and socialite. The Fabric of Memory, part 7, ch. 5 (1957).
An actress in her youth, under her maiden name, she later married August Belmont and became a social luminary and founder of the Metropolitan Opera Guild in New York City.
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