Russell Baker

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 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 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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A Quote by Russell Baker on people and pleasure

People seem to enjoy things more when they know a lot of other people have been left out of the pleasure.

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