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Born: 1970-01-01
Profession: Writer
Nation: American
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The critic leaves at curtain fall To find, in starting to review it, He scarcely saw the play at all For starting to review it.

Tags: Fall, Leaves, Starting

The only sense that is common in the long run, is the sense of change and we all instinctively avoid it.

Tags: Change, Run, Sense

The terror of the atom age is not the violence of the new power but the speed of man's adjustment to it, the speed of his acceptance.

Tags: Acceptance, Age, Power

The world organization debates disarmament in one room and, in the next room, moves the knights and pawns that make national arms imperative.

Tags: National, Next, Room

There's no limit to how complicated things can get, on account of one thing always leading to another.

Tags: Another, Leading, Limit

A writer is like a bean plant - he has his little day, and then gets stringy.

Tags: Bean, Plant, Writer

English usage is sometimes more than mere taste, judgment and education - sometimes it's sheer luck, like getting across the street.

Tags: Education, Getting, Sometimes

The time not to become a father is eighteen years before a war.

Tags: Dad, Time, War

Whatever else an American believes or disbelieves about himself, he is absolutely sure he has a sense of humor.

Tags: Else, Humor, Sense

All we need is a meteorologist who has once been soaked to the skin without ill effect. No one can write knowingly of the weather who walks bent over on wet days.

Tags: Once, Weather, Write

When I was a child people simply looked about them and were moderately happy; today they peer beyond the seven seas, bury themselves waist deep in tidings, and by and large what they see and hear makes them unutterably sad.

Tags: Happy, Sad, Today

I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.

Tags: Hard, Life, Morning

Prejudice is a great time saver. You can form opinions without having to get the facts.

Tags: Great, Opinions, Time

Be obscure clearly.

Tags: Clearly, Funny, Obscure

Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.

Tags: Few, Humor, Interested

Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one.

Tags: Intelligence, Often, Whole

It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer.

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The world is full of people who have never, since childhood, met an open doorway with an open mind.

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Everything in life is somewhere else, and you get there in a car.

Tags: Car, Funny, Life

I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority.

Tags: Future, Nature, Time

We should all do what, in the long run, gives us joy, even if it is only picking grapes or sorting the laundry.

Tags: Joy, Laundry, Run

Commas in The New Yorker fall with the precision of knives in a circus act, outlining the victim.

Tags: Act, Fall, Victim

A good farmer is nothing more nor less than a handy man with a sense of humus.

Tags: Good, Less, Sense

To perceive Christmas through its wrappings becomes more difficult with every year.

Tags: Difficult, Year

Writing is an act of faith, not a trick of grammar.

Tags: Act, Faith, Writing

I see nothing in space as promising as the view from a Ferris wheel.

Tags: Science, Space, View
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Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half of the time.

Tags: Democracy, Politics, Time

Old age is a special problem for me because I've never been able to shed the mental image I have of myself - a lad of about 19.

Tags: Age, Problem, Special

One of the most time-consuming things is to have an enemy.

Tags: Enemy

There is nothing more likely to start disagreement among people or countries than an agreement.

Tags: Among, Countries, Start

Luck is not something you can mention in the presence of self-made men.

Tags: Luck, Men, Presence

I don't know which is more discouraging, literature or chickens.

Tags: Chickens, Literature

The trouble with the profit system has always been that it was highly unprofitable to most people.

Tags: Profit, System, Trouble

Writing is hard work and bad for the health.

Tags: Bad, Health, Work

I can only assume that your editorial writer tripped over the First Amendment and thought it was the office cat.

Tags: Office, Thought, Writer

It is easier for a man to be loyal to his club than to his planet; the bylaws are shorter, and he is personally acquainted with the other members.

Tags: Club, Loyal, Planet
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