Russell Baker Quotes


34 Russell Baker quotes:



"In an age when the fashion is to be in love with yourself, confessing to be in love with somebody else is an admission of unfaithfulness to one's beloved."
"Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it."
"Don't try to make children grow up to be like you, or they may do it."
"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."
"Inanimate objects can be classified scientifically into three major categories; those that don't work, those that break down and those that get lost."
"Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse that progress requires them are not really progress at all, but just terrible things."
"When it comes to cars, only two varieties of people are possible - cowards and fools."
Author: Baker Quotes Category: American Journalist Quotes Car Quotes
"In America, it is sport that is the opiate of the masses."
"Misery no longer loves company. Nowadays it insists on it."
"The worst thing about being a tourist is having other tourists recognize you as a tourist."
"Poetry is so vital to us until school spoils it."
"A group of politicians deciding to dump a President because his morals are bad is like the Mafia getting together to bump off the Godfather for not going to church on Sunday."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"In America nothing dies easier than tradition."
"It seems to be a law in American life that whatever enriches us anywhere except in the wallet inevitably becomes uneconomic."
"Objects can be classified scientifically into three major categories: those that don't work, those that break down and those that get lost."
"The only thing I was fit for was to be a writer, and this notion rested solely on my suspicion that I would never be fit for real work, and that writing didn't require any."
Author: Baker Quotes Category: American Journalist Quotes Suspicion Quotes



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