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Definition of Anecdote


  1. Unpublished narratives.
  2. A particular or detached incident or fact of an interesting nature; a biographical incident or fragment; a single passage of private life.

Anecdote Quotations

Art to me is an anecdote of the spirit, and the only means of making concrete the purpose of its varied quickness and stillness.
Mark Rothko

Remember that a painting - before it is a battle horse, a nude model, or some anecdote - is essentially a flat surface covered with colours assembled in a certain order.
Maurice Denis

One good anecdote is worth a volume of biography.
William Ellery Channing

Sometimes I get the start of a story from a memory, an anecdote, but that gets lost and is usually unrecognizable in the final story.
Alice Munro

If you have an anecdote from one source, you file it away. If you hear it again, it may be true. Then the more times you hear it the less likely it is to be true.
Anthony Holden
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Anecdote Translations

anecdote in Dutch is anekdote, anecdote
anecdote in French is anecdote
anecdote in German is Anekdote {f}
anecdote in Hungarian is adoma, anekdota
anecdote in Swedish is anekdot
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