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Alistair Cooke

American,  Journalist
Total Quotes : 14
Argument Serenity Which

Curiosity endows the people who have it with a generosity in argument and a serenity in their own mode of life which springs from their cheerful willingness to let life take the form it will.

- Alistair Cooke

Job Acting Natural

It's an acting job - acting natural.

- Alistair Cooke

Like Someone His

A professional is someone who can do his best work when he doesn't feel like it.

- Alistair Cooke

Always Embrace Vulgarity

As always, the British especially shudder at the latest American vulgarity, and then they embrace it with enthusiasm two years later.

- Alistair Cooke

Music Cocktail Wallpaper

Cocktail music is accepted as audible wallpaper.

- Alistair Cooke

Music Like Wallpaper

Canned music is like audible wallpaper.

- Alistair Cooke

Curiosity Intelligence

Curiosity is free-wheeling intelligence.

- Alistair Cooke

Give Been Set

The best compliment to a child or a friend is the feeling you give him that he has been set free to make his own inquiries, to come to conclusions that are right for him, whether or not they coincide with your own.

- Alistair Cooke

Small Expert Assistants

These doomsday warriors look no more like soldiers than the soldiers of the Second World War looked like conquistadors. The more expert they become the more they look like lab assistants in small colleges.

- Alistair Cooke

Country New Agreeable

People, when they first come to America, whether as travelers or settlers, become aware of a new and agreeable feeling: that the whole country is their oyster.

- Alistair Cooke

Hollywood Factory Most

Hollywood grew to be the most flourishing factory of popular mythology since the Greeks.

- Alistair Cooke

Listening Lean Britain

People in America, when listening to radio, like to lean forward. People in Britain like to lean back.

- Alistair Cooke

Game Essence

These humiliations are the essence of the game.

- Alistair Cooke

Habit His Incurable

Man has an incurable habit of not fulfilling the prophecies of his fellow men.

- Alistair Cooke