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 dedication, research, and science

Research is a scientific activity dedicated to discovering what makes grass green.

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A Quote by Russell Baker on america and sports

In America, it is sport that is the opiate of the masses.

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A Quote by Russell Baker on power and suffering

Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.

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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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