Russell Lynes Quotes


9 Russell Lynes quotes:



"If you can't ignore an insult, top it; if you can't top it, laugh it off; and if you can't laugh it off, it's probably deserved."
"Camouflage is a game we all like to play, but our secrets are as surely revealed by what we want to seem to be as by what we want to conceal."
"In my estimation, the only thing that is more to be guarded against than bad taste is good taste."
"Cynicism is the intellectual cripple's substitute for intelligence."
"It is always well to accept your own shortcomings with candor but to regard those of your friends with polite incredulity."
"The true snob never rests; there is always a higher goal to attain, and there are, by the same token, always more and more people to look down upon."
"The bungalow had more to do with how Americans live today than any other building that has gone remotely by the name of architecture in our history."
"Cynicism: The intellectual cripple's substitute for intelligence"
"Any real New Yorker is a you-name-it-we-have-it-snob whose heart brims with sympathy for the millions of unfortunates who through misfortune, misguidedness or pure stupidity live anywhere else in the world."
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