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 death and publicity

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

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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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