Robert Charles Benchley

1889 - 1945

A Quote by Robert Charles Benchley on preparation

An ardent supporter of the hometown team should go to a game prepared to take offense, no matter what happens.

Robert Charles Benchley (1889 - 1945)

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A Quote by Robert Charles Benchley on facts

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Most of the arguments to which I am a party fall somewhat short of being impressive, owing to the fact that neither I nor my opponent knows what we are talking about.

Robert Charles Benchley (1889 - 1945)

Source: Benchley—or Else!

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A Quote by Robert Charles Benchley on evil, justice, nations, reputation, and time

For a nation which has an almost evil reputation for bustle, bustle, bustle, and rush, rush, rush, we spend an enormous amount of time standing around in line in front of windows, just waiting.

Robert Charles Benchley (1889 - 1945)

Source: Benchley—or Else!

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A Quote by Robert Charles Benchley on heart

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As for me, except for an occasional heart attack, I feel as young as I ever did.

Robert Charles Benchley (1889 - 1945)

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A Quote by Robert Charles Benchley on quotations

The surest way to make a monkey of a man is to quote him.

Robert Charles Benchley (1889 - 1945)

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A Quote by Robert Charles Benchley on language

Drawing on my fine command of the English language, I said nothing.

Robert Charles Benchley (1889 - 1945)

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A Quote by Robert Charles Benchley on men

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All that a spectator gets out of the game is fresh air, the comical articles in his program, the sight of twenty-two young men rushing about in mysterious formations, and whatever he brought in his flask.

Robert Charles Benchley (1889 - 1945)

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A Quote by Robert Charles Benchley on work

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Anyone can do any amount of work, provided it isn't the work he is supposed to be doing.

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A Quote by Robert Charles Benchley on children, dogs, and idealism

Dachshunds are ideal dogs for small children, as they are already stretched and pulled to such a length that the child cannot do much harm one way or the other.

Robert Charles Benchley (1889 - 1945)

Source: Quoted by Cold Noses and Warm Hearts

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A Quote by Robert Charles Benchley on drinking and people

Drinking makes such fools of people, and people are such fools to begin with, that it's compounding a felony.

Robert Charles Benchley (1889 - 1945)

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