Russell Baker

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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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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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 justice and people

People who say you're just as old as you feel are all wrong, fortunately.

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A Quote by Russell Baker on automobiles, efficiency, and needs

Is fuel efficiency really what we need most desperately? I say that what we really need is a car that can be shot when it breaks down.

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