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Russell Baker quotes: In America nothing dies easier than tradition. In America nothing dies easier than tradition.
Russell Baker quotes: It was Queen Elizabeth who made me a foreign correspondent. It was Queen Elizabeth who made me a foreign correspondent.
Russell Baker quotes: 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. 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.
Russell Baker quotes: Happiness is a small and unworthy goal for something as big and fancy as a whole lifetime, and should be taken in small doses. Happiness is a small and unworthy goal for something as big and fancy as a whole lifetime, and should be taken in small doses.
Russell Baker quotes: Watergate left Washington a city ravaged by honesty. Watergate left Washington a city ravaged by honesty.
Russell Baker quotes: A railroad station? That was sort of a primitive airport, only you didn't have to take a cab 20 miles out of town to reach it. A railroad station? That was sort of a primitive airport, only you didn't have to take a cab 20 miles out of town to reach it.
Russell Baker quotes: Reality is the only obstacle to happiness. Reality is the only obstacle to happiness.
Russell Baker quotes: Humans treat time as a map and always know where they are located on it and respond with the appropriate emotion. Humans treat time as a map and always know where they are located on it and respond with the appropriate emotion.
Russell Baker quotes: Caution: These verses may be hazardous to your solemnity. Caution: These verses may be hazardous to your solemnity.
Russell Baker quotes: People who say you're just as old as you feel are all wrong, fortunately. People who say you're just as old as you feel are all wrong, fortunately.
Russell Baker quotes: Live by publicity, you'll probably die by publicity. Live by publicity, you'll probably die by publicity.
Russell Baker quotes: Scientists have been struck by the fact that things that break down virtually never get lost, while things that get lost hardly ever break down. Scientists have been struck by the fact that things that break down virtually never get lost, while things that get lost hardly ever break down.
Russell Baker quotes: Listen once in a while. It's amazing what you can hear. Listen once in a while. It's amazing what you can hear.
Russell Baker quotes: Journalism talk is part of the nonstop background noise of American life. Journalism talk is part of the nonstop background noise of American life.
Russell Baker quotes: When it comes to cars, only two varieties of people are possible - cowards and fools. When it comes to cars, only two varieties of people are possible - cowards and fools.
Russell Baker quotes: Schoolteachers seemed determined to persuade me that 'classic' is a synonym for 'narcotic'. Schoolteachers seemed determined to persuade me that 'classic' is a synonym for 'narcotic'.
Russell Baker quotes: Except for politics, no business is scrutinized more exhaustively than journalism. Except for politics, no business is scrutinized more exhaustively than journalism.
Russell Baker quotes: Journalism was being whittled away by a Wall Street theory that profits can be maximized by minimizing the product. Journalism was being whittled away by a Wall Street theory that profits can be maximized by minimizing the product.
Russell Baker quotes: I frankly admit to not knowing who I am. This is why I refuse to buy clothes that will tell people who I want them to think I am. I frankly admit to not knowing who I am. This is why I refuse to buy clothes that will tell people who I want them to think I am.
Russell Baker quotes: A day spent praising the earth and lamenting man's pollutionist history makes you feel like a superior, sensitive soul. A day spent praising the earth and lamenting man's pollutionist history makes you feel like a superior, sensitive soul.
Russell Baker quotes: In America, it is sport that is the opiate of the masses. In America, it is sport that is the opiate of the masses.
Russell Baker quotes: Etiquette is the grease that makes it possible for all of us to rub together without unnecessary overheating. Etiquette is the grease that makes it possible for all of us to rub together without unnecessary overheating.
Russell Baker quotes: In writing, punctuation plays the role of body language. It helps readers hear you the way you want to be heard. In writing, punctuation plays the role of body language. It helps readers hear you the way you want to be heard.
Russell Baker quotes: The goal of all inanimate objects is to resist man and ultimately defeat him. The goal of all inanimate objects is to resist man and ultimately defeat him.
Russell Baker quotes: Skinny women don't enjoy being told they're skinny nowadays. They enjoy telling you how they got that way, as though starvation were an achievement. Skinny women don't enjoy being told they're skinny nowadays. They enjoy telling you how they got that way, as though starvation were an achievement.
Russell Baker quotes: Serious journalism need not be solemn. Serious journalism need not be solemn.
Russell Baker quotes: I've had an unhappy life, thank God. I've had an unhappy life, thank God.
Russell Baker quotes: It's always seemed odd to me that after a group of terrorists commits a vile and odious deed they rush messages to the public to claim credit for it. It's always seemed odd to me that after a group of terrorists commits a vile and odious deed they rush messages to the public to claim credit for it.
Russell Baker quotes: It was clear soon after his election that Obama, like FDR, wanted to start dealing with the economic crisis immediately after his inauguration. It was clear soon after his election that Obama, like FDR, wanted to start dealing with the economic crisis immediately after his inauguration.
Russell Baker quotes: Windows 95 is what Rube Goldberg would have designed if he'd studied cartooning at M.I.T. Windows 95 is what Rube Goldberg would have designed if he'd studied cartooning at M.I.T.
Russell Baker quotes: Skins tanned to the consistency of well-traveled alligator suitcases. Skins tanned to the consistency of well-traveled alligator suitcases.
Russell Baker quotes: The worst thing about being a tourist is having other tourists recognize you as a tourist. The worst thing about being a tourist is having other tourists recognize you as a tourist.
Russell Baker quotes: Newspaper people, once celebrated as founts of ribald humor and uncouth fun, have of late lost all their gaiety, and small wonder. Newspaper people, once celebrated as founts of ribald humor and uncouth fun, have of late lost all their gaiety, and small wonder.
Russell Baker quotes: Rereading A.J. Liebling carries me happily back to an age when all good journalists knew they had plenty to be modest about, and were. Rereading A.J. Liebling carries me happily back to an age when all good journalists knew they had plenty to be modest about, and were.
Russell Baker quotes: Baltimore is permissiveness. The pleasures of the flesh, the table, the bottle, and the purse are tolerated with a civilized understanding. Baltimore is permissiveness. The pleasures of the flesh, the table, the bottle, and the purse are tolerated with a civilized understanding.
Russell Baker quotes: You can't enjoy light verse with a heavy heart. You can't enjoy light verse with a heavy heart.
Russell Baker quotes: There's so much spectating going on that a lot of us never get around to living. There's so much spectating going on that a lot of us never get around to living.
Russell Baker quotes: Don't try to make children grow up to be like you, or they may do it. Don't try to make children grow up to be like you, or they may do it.
Russell Baker quotes: Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it. Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.
Russell Baker quotes: What sweeter words can fall on the human ear? It's going to be May all week long. What sweeter words can fall on the human ear? It's going to be May all week long.
Russell Baker quotes: The old notion that brevity is the essence of wit has succumbed to the modern idea that tedium is the essence of quality. The old notion that brevity is the essence of wit has succumbed to the modern idea that tedium is the essence of quality.
Russell Baker quotes: Anything that isn't opposed by about 40 percent of humanity is either an evil business or so unimportant that it simply doesn't matter. Anything that isn't opposed by about 40 percent of humanity is either an evil business or so unimportant that it simply doesn't matter.
Russell Baker quotes: New York is the only city in the world where you can get run down on the sidewalk by a pedestrian. New York is the only city in the world where you can get run down on the sidewalk by a pedestrian.