Russell Baker

A Quote by Russell Baker on communication and miracles

The worst thing about the miracle of modern communications is the Pavlovian pressure it places upon everyone to communicate whenever a bell rings.

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A Quote by Russell Baker on home

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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.

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A Quote by Russell Baker on driving and people

The people who are always hankering loudest for some golden yesteryear usually drive new cars.

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A Quote by Russell Baker on life

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There's so much spectating going on that a lot of us never get around to living.

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A Quote by Russell Baker on suspicion, work, and writing

The only thing I was fit for was to be a writer, and this notion rested solely on my suspicion that I would never be fit for real work, and that writing didn't require any.

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A Quote by Russell Baker on discovery, inventions, and television

Television was the most revolutionary event of the century. Its importance was in a class with the discovery of gunpowder and the invention of the printing press, which changed the human condition for centuries afterward.

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A Quote by Russell Baker on justice and progress

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

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A Quote by Russell Baker on america and traditions

In America nothing dies easier than tradition.

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A Quote by Russell Baker on losing and work

Inanimate objects are classed scientifically into three major categories: those that don't work, those that break down and those that don't get lost.

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A Quote by Russell Baker on heart

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You can't enjoy light verse with a heavy heart.

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