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Summary

Robert Benchley was a famous Comedian from USA, who lived between September 15, 1889 and September 21, 1945. He became 56 years old.

Biography

Robert Charles Benchley graduated from Harvard University and quickly became part of the workforce of Life published in 1920. He was a member of the Algonquin Round Table, serving as a critical stage for the New Yorker magazine from 1929 to 1940 and where he wrote under the pseudonym of Guy Fawkes. He played several roles in many films but is best known for its more than 40 short films such as How to Sleep, Short won an Oscar in 1934.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac virgo, who is known for Analyzing, Practical, Reflective, Observation, Thoughtful. Our collection contains 40 quotes who is written / told by Robert, under the main topics: Funny, Pet, Travel.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Benchley

Famous quotes by Robert Benchley (40)


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"Drawing on my fine command of the English language, I said nothing"
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"I have tried to know absolutely nothing about a great many things, and I have succeeded fairly well"
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"Dachshunds are ideal dogs for small children, as they are already stretched and pulled to such a length that the child cannot do much harm one way or the other"
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"A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down"
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"In America there are two classes of travel - first class, and with children"
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"There is a note in the front of the volume saying that no public reading may be given without first getting the author's permission. It ought to be made much more difficult to do than that"
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"In America there are two classes of travel - first class, and with children"
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"I know I'm drinking myself to a slow death, but then I'm in no hurry"
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"Even nowadays a man can't step up and kill a woman without feeling just a bit unchivalrous"
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"Anyone who tries to keep track of what is happening in China is going to end up by wearing all the skin of his left ear from twirling around on it"
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"We call ourselves a free nation, and yet we let ourselves be told what cabs we can and can't take by a man at a hotel door, simply because he has a drum major's uniform on"
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"The surest way to make a monkey of a man is to quote him"
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"The biggest obstacle to professional writing is the necessity for changing a typewriter ribbon"
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"In a house where there are small children the bathroom soon takes on the appearance of the Old Curiosity Shop"
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"Anyone can do any amount of work, provided it isn't the work he is supposed be doing at that moment"
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"I have tried to know absolutely nothing about a great many things, and I have succeeded fairly well"
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"An ardent supporter of the hometown team should go to a game prepared to take offense, no matter what happens"
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"After an author has been dead for some time, it becomes increasingly difficult for his publishers to get a new book out of him each year"
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"Why don't you get out of that wet coat and into a dry martini?"
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"We are constantly being surprised that people did things well before we were born"
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"A boy can learn a lot from a dog: obedience, loyalty, and the importance of turning around three times before lying down"
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"Other men wear white suits in summer and it doesn't seem to bother them. But my white suit seems to be a little whiter than theirs. I think also that it may have something written on the back of it, although I can't find it when I take the suit off"
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"I have been told by hospital authorities that more copies of my works are left behind by departing patients than those of any other author"
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"For a nation which has an almost evil reputation for bustle, bustle, bustle, and rush, rush, rush, we spend an enormous amount of time standing around in line in front of windows, just waiting"
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"Behind every argument is someone's ignorance"
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"If Mr. Einstein doesn't like the natural laws of the universe, let him go back to where he came from"
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"I do most of my work sitting down; that's where I shine"
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"Drinking makes such fools of people, and people are such fools to begin with that it's compounding a felony"
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"At fifteen one is first beginning to realize that everything isn't money and power in this world, and is casting about for joys that do not turn to dross in one's hands"
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"A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down"
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"Tell us your phobias and we will tell you what you are afraid of"
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"Drawing on my fine command of the English language, I said nothing"
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"The freelance writer is a man who is paid per piece or per word or perhaps"
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"Nothing makes a man feel older than to hear a band coming up the street and not to have the impulse to rush downstairs and out on to the sidewalk"
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"Most of the arguments to which I am party fall somewhat short of being impressive, owing to the fact that neither I nor my opponent knows what we are talking about"
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"It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous"
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"Great literature must spring from an upheaval in the author's soul. If that upheaval is not present then it must come from the works of any other author which happens to be handy and easily adapted"
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"Dachshunds are ideal dogs for small children, as they are already stretched and pulled to such a length that the child cannot do much harm one way or the other"
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"A real hangover is nothing to try out family remedies on. The only cure for a real hangover is death"
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"A great many people have come up to me and asked how I manage to get so much work done and still keep looking so dissipated"


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