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Russell Baker Quotes

I told you I'll be ready in FIVE minutes, stop calling me every half hour - Funny Quotes
Men go shopping to buy what they need. Women go shopping to find out what they want - Funny Quotes
Don't look back you're not going that way - Inspirational Quotes
I never make the same mistake twice. I make it five or six times, just to be sure - Funny Quotes
Chocolate is the answer. Who cares what the question is - Funny Quotes
Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results - Albert Einstein Quotes
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work - Fail Quotes
Money may not buy happiness, but it's better to cry in a Lamborghini - Funny Quotes
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Research is a scientific activity dedicated to discovering what makes grass green  (Russell Baker Quotes) Don’t try to make children grow up to be like you, or they may do it  (Russell Baker Quotes) You can’t enjoy light verse with a heavy heart  (Russell Baker Quotes) Listen once in a while. It's amazing what you can hear  (Russell Baker Quotes) Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it  (Russell Baker Quotes) Misery no longer loves company. Nowadays it insists upon it  (Russell Baker Quotes) The people who are always hankering loudest for some golden yesteryear usually drive new cars  (Russell Baker Quotes) There are no liberals behind steering wheels  (Russell Baker Quotes) Feel good about linking hands in human chain for good causes  (Russell Baker Quotes) A person whose job is deep thinking about atomic war would no more call a ‘megadeath’ a ‘million corpses’ than an embalmer would refer to a ‘loved one’ as a ‘stiff  (Russell Baker Quotes) Etiquette is the grease that makes it possible for all of us to rub together without unnecessary overheating  (Russell Baker Quotes) Of all the people expressing their mental vacuity, none has a better excuse for an empty head than the newspaperman: If he pauses to restock his brain, he invites onrushing deadlines to trample him flat. Broadcasting the contents of empty minds is what most of us do most of the time, and nobody more relentlessly than I  (Russell Baker Quotes) Voters inclined to loathe and fear elite Ivy League schools rarely make fine distinctions between Yale and Harvard. All they know is that both are full of rich, fancy, stuck-up and possibly dangerous intellectuals who never sit down to supper in their undershirt no matter how hot the weather gets  (Russell Baker Quotes) The people who say: ‘You are what you eat’ have always seemed addled to me. In my opinion, you are what you think, and if you don’t think, you can eat all the meat in Kansas City and still be nothing but a vegetable  (Russell Baker Quotes) Ireland really is my problem; the breaking point of the huge suppuration which all British and all European society now is  (Russell Baker Quotes) Industrial-strength foolishness sets in-in males, at least-at about the age of 18. This is why the military prefers males in the 18-to-25-year-old range when there’s combat to be done  (Russell Baker Quotes) A man writing a letter is a man in the act of thinking, and it was an exercise Reagan obviously enjoyed. After his first meeting with Gorbachev, for example, he sent a ‘Dear Murph’ letter about it to his old friend George Murphy, a former senator and actor who had once played Reagan’s father in a film  (Russell Baker Quotes) Gerald Boyd was a classic specimen of the self-made man. Born poor, he worked and studied his way up out of poverty under the guidance of his widowed grandmother  (Russell Baker Quotes) The American press has the blues. Too many authorities have assured it that its days are numbered, too many good newspapers are in ruins  (Russell Baker Quotes) Few expected very much of Franklin Roosevelt on Inauguration Day in 1933. Like Barack Obama seventy-six years later, he was succeeding a failed Republican president, and Americans had voted for change. What that change might be Roosevelt never clearly said, probably because he himself didn’t know  (Russell Baker Quotes) Those who remember Washington’s cold war culture in the 1980s will recall the shocked reactions to Reagan’s intervention. People interested in foreign policy were astonished when in 1985 he met alone at Geneva - alone, not a single strategic thinker at his elbow! - with the Soviet Communist master Gorbachev  (Russell Baker Quotes) American foreign policy had still not recovered from its victory over communism when George W. Bush and Condoleezza Rice took over at the White House in 2001  (Russell Baker Quotes) Letter writing was clearly important to Reagan. Even as president he kept dashing off letters to friends, pen pals, media people, statesmen, critics, and the kind of people who write to presidents never expecting a reply  (Russell Baker Quotes) Strategic thinkers were naturally rattled to find this outsider fooling around with their work. They had been thinking strategically when Reagan was just another movie actor playing opposite a chimpanzee, for heaven’s sake. They think Reagan is too naive, too innocent, to grasp the intellectual complexities of cold war strategy  (Russell Baker Quotes) What sweeter words can fall on the human ear? It’s going to be May all week long  (Russell Baker Quotes) While it is very sturdy of comfortable men to point out that life is unfair, the people it is unfair to are not apt to be morally or philosophically elevated by the announcement. If you are going to preach that unfairness is inescapable for some, good sense suggests that you also accept the inevitability of beastly behavior by people who have to carry the burden  (Russell Baker Quotes) A $10 million windfall? At today’s prices, I’d feel almost as rich as I did one day in 1936 when I found a dime on the sidewalk and blew the whole wad on 20 Mary Jane candy bars, a box of jujubes, and a double feature  (Russell Baker Quotes) I worry about people who get born nowadays, because they get born into such tiny families--sometimes into no family at all. When you’re the only pea in the pod, your parents are likely to get you confused with the Hope Diamond. And that encourages you to talk too much  (Russell Baker Quotes) Humans treat time as a map and always know where they are located on it and respond with the appropriate emotion.  (Russell Baker Quotes) The best advice I can give anybody about going out into the world is this: Don’t do it. I have been out there. It is a mess.  (Russell Baker Quotes)
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