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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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A new star with a tremendous national appeal, the skill of a consummate showman.
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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.
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Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.
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Americans like fat books and thin women.
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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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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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Caution: These verses may be hazardous to your solemnity.
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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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Don't try to make children grow up to be like you, or they may do it.
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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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I gave up on new poetry myself thirty years ago, when most of it began to read like coded messages passing between lonely aliens on a hostile world.
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In America nothing dies easier than tradition.
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In America, it is sport that is the opiate of the masses.
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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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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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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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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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Live by publicity, you'll probably die by publicity.
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Misery no longer loves company. Nowadays it insists on it.
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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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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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People who say you're just as old as you feel are all wrong, fortunately.
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Poetry is so vital to us until school spoils it.
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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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The goal of all inanimate objects is to resist man and ultimately defeat him.
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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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The worst thing about being a tourist is having other tourists recognize you as a tourist.
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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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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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When it comes to cars, only two varieties of people are possible - cowards and fools.
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You can't enjoy light verse with a heavy heart.
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