Alistair Cooke

1908 -

A Quote by Alistair Cooke on time

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A professional is a person who can do his best at a time when he doesn't particularly feel like it.

Alistair Cooke (1908 -)

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A Quote by Alistair Cooke on acceptance, character, home, people, and theater

To watch an American on a beach or crowding into a subway, or buying a theater ticket, or sitting at home with his radio on, tells you something about one aspect of the American character: the capacity to withstand a great deal of outside interference, so to speak; a willing acceptance of frenzy which though it's never self-conscious, amounts o a willingness to let other people have and assert their own lively, and even offensive, character. They are a tough race in this.

Alistair Cooke (1908 -)

Source: One Man’s America

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A Quote by Alistair Cooke on work

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

Alistair Cooke (1908 -)

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A Quote by Alistair Cooke on horses and starting

[In 1889] the last big tract of Indian land was declared open for settlement, in Oklahoma. The claimants and the speculators mounted their horses and lined up like trotters waiting for a starting gun. The itchy ones jumped the gun and were ever after known as Sooners-and Oklahoma was thereafter called the Sooner State.

Alistair Cooke (1908 -)

Source: America, 1973

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