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 company, love, and misery

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

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A Quote by Russell Baker on beginning, loneliness, poetry, and world

I gave up on new poetry myself 30 years ago when most of it began to read like coded messages passing between lonely aliens in a hostile world.

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A Quote by Russell Baker on poetry

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Anticipating that most poetry will be worse than carrying heavy luggage through O'Hare Airport, the public, to its loss, reads very little of it.

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A Quote by Russell Baker on poetry and schools

Poetry is so vital to us until school spoils it.

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A Quote by Russell Baker on death and publicity

Live by publicity, you'll probably die by publicity.

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