Russell Baker

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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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 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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