Russell Baker Quotes


34 Russell Baker quotes:



"Skins tanned to the consistency of well-traveled alligator suitcases."
Author: Baker Quotes Category: Consistency Quotes
"Situation comedy on television has thrived for years on "canned" laughter grafted by gaglines by technicians using records of guffawing audiences that have been dead for years."
Author: Baker Quotes Category: Laughter Quotes
"Ah, summer - what power you have to make us suffer and like it"
Author: Baker Quotes Category: Power Quotes
"Children rarely want to know who their parents were before they were parents, and when age finally stirs their curiosity, there is no parent left to tell them."
"It seems to be a law in American life that whatever enriches us anywhere except in the wallet inevitably becomes uneconomic."
"Live by publicity, you'll probably die by publicity."
"Caution: These verses may be hazardous to your solemnity."
"I gave up on new poetry myself thirty years ago, when most of it began to read like coded messages passing between lonely aliens on a hostile world."
"Anticipating that most poetry will be worse than carrying heavy luggage through O'Hare Airport, the public, to its loss, reads very little of it."
"People seem to enjoy things more when they know a lot of other people have been left out of the pleasure."
"Is fuel efficiency really what we need most desperately? I say that what we really need is a car that can be shot when it breaks down."
Author: Baker Quotes Category: American Journalist Quotes Efficiency Quotes
"When it comes to cars, only two varieties of people are possible - cowards and fools."
Author: Baker Quotes Category: American Journalist Quotes Car Quotes
"An educated person is one who has learned that information almost always turns out to be at best incomplete and very often false, misleading, fictitious, mendacious - just dead wrong."
"Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it."
"Poetry is so vital to us until school spoils it."
"What the New Yorker calls home would seem like a couple of closets to most Americans, yet he manages not only to live there but also to grow trees and cockroaches right on the premises."
"Objects can be classified scientifically into three major categories: those that don't work, those that break down and those that get lost."
"In America, it is sport that is the opiate of the masses."
"A solved problem creates two new problems, and the best prescription for happy living is not to solve any more problems than you have to."
Author: Baker Quotes Category: Living Quotes
"Inanimate objects can be classified scientifically into three major categories; those that don't work, those that break down and those that get lost."



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