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Russell Baker

American,  Journalist
Total Quotes : 26
Figures Flamboyant

A skillful playwright might have a good time with the story of the assassination of President William McKinley, and especially with the three most flamboyant political figures involved: Mark Hanna, Theodore Roosevelt, and Emma Goldman.

- Russell Baker

Curiosity Parent Before

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.

- Russell Baker

Nature Suffer Like

Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.

- Russell Baker

Education Always Very

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.

- Russell Baker

Feel Good Hands Chain

Feel good about linking hands in human chain for good causes.

- Russell Baker

America Sport Opiate

In America, it is sport that is the opiate of the masses.

- Russell Baker

Misery Longer Loves

Misery no longer loves company. Nowadays it insists on it.

- Russell Baker

Always Seemed Odious

It's always seemed odd to me that after a group of terrorists commits a vile and odious deed they rush messages to the public to claim credit for it.

- Russell Baker

Efficiency Need Breaks

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.

- Russell Baker

Politics Rest Reason

Reporters thrive on the world's misfortune. For this reason they often take an indecent pleasure in events that dismay the rest of humanity.

- Russell Baker

Newspaper Young Escaping

Like all young reporters - brilliant or hopelessly incompetent - I dreamed of the glamorous life of the foreign correspondent: prowling Vienna in a Burberry trench coat, speaking a dozen languages to dangerous women, narrowly escaping Sardinian bandits - the usual stuff that newspaper dreams are made of.

- Russell Baker

Science Break Inanimate

Inanimate objects can be classified scientifically into three major categories; those that don't work, those that break down and those that get lost.

- Russell Baker

Grow New Couple

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.

- Russell Baker

Amazing Once While

Listen once in a while. It's amazing what you can hear.

- Russell Baker

Big Always Good Cause

You can always tell folks from nonfolks. Folks like to feel good, like to smile for the camera when there's a big photo opportunity for a really good cause.

- Russell Baker

Sparkle Brilliant Made

Kingsley Amis was one of a trio of brilliant comic novelists who made English literature sparkle in the twentieth century.

- Russell Baker

Tourist Worst Thing Other

The worst thing about being a tourist is having other tourists recognize you as a tourist.

- Russell Baker

Society Things Excuse

Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse that progress requires them are not really progress at all, but just terrible things.

- Russell Baker

Side Concerned Editorial

There is a growing literature about the multitude of journalism's problems, but most of it is concerned with the editorial side of the business, possibly because most people competent to write about journalism are not comfortable writing about finance.

- Russell Baker

People Small Newspaper

Newspaper people, once celebrated as founts of ribald humor and uncouth fun, have of late lost all their gaiety, and small wonder.

- Russell Baker