Facts about Alistair Cooke

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Alistair Cooke was a famous Journalist from USA, who lived between November 20, 1908 and March 30, 2004. He/she became 95 years old.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac scorpio, who is known for Transient, Self-Willed, Purposeful, Unyielding. Our collection contains 14 quotes who is written / told by Alistair.

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Famous quotes by Alistair Cooke (14)


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"Man has an incurable habit of not fulfilling the prophecies of his fellow men"
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"Curiosity is free-wheeling intelligence"
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"These doomsday warriors look no more like soldiers than the soldiers of the Second World War looked like conquistadors. The more expert they become the more they look like lab assistants in small colleges"
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"A professional is someone who can do his best work when he doesn't feel like it"
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"The best compliment to a child or a friend is the feeling you give him that he has been set free to make his own inquiries, to come to conclusions that are right for him, whether or not they coincide with your own"
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"Hollywood grew to be the most flourishing factory of popular mythology since the Greeks"
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"Curiosity endows the people who have it with a generosity in argument and a serenity in their own mode of life which springs from their cheerful willingness to let life take the form it will"
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"Cocktail music is accepted as audible wallpaper"
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"It's an acting job - acting natural"
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"People in America, when listening to radio, like to lean forward. People in Britain like to lean back"
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"These humiliations are the essence of the game"
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"Canned music is like audible wallpaper"
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"People, when they first come to America, whether as travelers or settlers, become aware of a new and agreeable feeling: that the whole country is their oyster"
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"As always, the British especially shudder at the latest American vulgarity, and then they embrace it with enthusiasm two years later"


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