Facts about Russell Baker

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Russell Baker is a famous Journalist from USA, he/she is 93 years old and still alive, born August 14, 1925.

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He/she is born under the zodiac leo, who is known for Ruling, Warmth, Generosity, Faithful, Initiative. Our collection contains 33 quotes who is written / told by Russell, under the main topics: Education, Nature, Parenting, Science.

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Famous quotes by Russell Baker (33)


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"Poetry is so vital to us until school spoils it"
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"People who say you're just as old as you feel are all wrong, fortunately"
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"In an age when the fashion is to be in love with yourself, confessing to be in love with somebody else is an admission of unfaithfulness to one's beloved"
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"An educated person is one who has learned that information almost always turns out to be at best incomplete and very often false, misleading, fictitious, mendacious - just dead wrong"
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"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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"Live by publicity, you'll probably die by publicity"
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"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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"Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it"
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"Inanimate objects can be classified scientifically into three major categories; those that don't work, those that break down and those that get lost"
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"An educated person is one who has learned that information almost always turns out to be at best incomplete and very often false, misleading, fictitious, mendacious - just dead wrong"
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"Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it"
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"Don't try to make children grow up to be like you, or they may do it"
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"It seems to be a law in American life that whatever enriches us anywhere except in the wallet inevitably becomes uneconomic"
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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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"You can't enjoy light verse with a heavy heart"
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"The goal of all inanimate objects is to resist man and ultimately defeat him"
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"Objects can be classified scientifically into three major categories: those that don't work, those that break down and those that get lost"
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"Americans like fat books and thin women"
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"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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"The worst thing about being a tourist is having other tourists recognize you as a tourist"
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"In America, it is sport that is the opiate of the masses"
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"Children rarely want to know who their parents were before they were parents, and when age finally stirs their curiosity, there is no parent left to tell them"
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"Caution: These verses may be hazardous to your solemnity"
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"A group of politicians deciding to dump a President because his morals are bad is like the Mafia getting together to bump off the Godfather for not going to church on Sunday"
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"When it comes to cars, only two varieties of people are possible - cowards and fools"
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"The only thing I was fit for was to be a writer, and this notion rested solely on my suspicion that I would never be fit for real work, and that writing didn't require any"
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"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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"Inanimate objects can be classified scientifically into three major categories; those that don't work, those that break down and those that get lost"
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"What the New Yorker calls home would seem like a couple of closets to most Americans, yet he manages not only to live there but also to grow trees and cockroaches right on the premises"
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"Reporters thrive on the world's misfortune. For this reason they often take an indecent pleasure in events that dismay the rest of humanity"
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"Misery no longer loves company. Nowadays it insists on it"
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"In America nothing dies easier than tradition"
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"Don't try to make children grow up to be like you, or they may do it"


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