Fred Allen

1894 - 1956

A Quote by Fred Allen on human, human being, and story

A human being is nothing but a story with skin around it.

Fred Allen (1894 - 1956)

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A Quote by Fred Allen on committee and individualism

Committee - A group of men who individually can do nothing but as a group decide that nothing can be done.  

Fred Allen (1894 - 1956)

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A Quote by Fred Allen on ownership and death

I don't want to own anything that won't fit into my coffin.

Fred Allen (1894 - 1956)

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A Quote by Fred Allen on celebrity, darkness, and life

A celebrity is a person who works hard all his life to become well known, then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized.

Fred Allen (1894 - 1956)

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A Quote by Fred Allen on decisions and people

A conference is a gathering of important people who singly can do nothing, but together can decide that nothing can be done.

Fred Allen (1894 - 1956)

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A Quote by Fred Allen on mountains and work

A molehill man is a pseudo-busy executive who comes to work at 9 AM and finds a molehill on his desk. He has until 5 PM to make this molehill into a mountain. An accomplished molehill man will often have his mountain finished before lunch.

Fred Allen (1894 - 1956)

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A Quote by Fred Allen on money

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After quitting radio I was able to live on the money I saved on aspirins.

Fred Allen (1894 - 1956)

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A Quote by Fred Allen on good

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A telescope will magnify a star a thousand times, but a good press agent can do even better.

Fred Allen (1894 - 1956)

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A Quote by Fred Allen on people and television

Television is a device that permits people who haven't anything to do to watch people who can't do anything.

Fred Allen (1894 - 1956)

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A Quote by Fred Allen on heart and sincerity

You can take all the sincerity in Hollywood, place it in the navel of a fruit fly and still have room enough for three caraway seeds and a producer's heart.

Fred Allen (1894 - 1956)

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