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Robert Benchley
(1889-1945) born on
Sep 15
US humorist. He was noted for his understated comic essays including "From Bed to Worse," 1934.
         
   
F
It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous.

R
Great literature must spring from an upheaval in the author's soul. If that upheaval is not present then it must come from the works of any other author which happens to be handy and easily adapted.
A
Drawing on my fine command of language, I said nothing.
N
Anyone can do any amount of work, provided it isn't the work he is supposed to be doing at the moment.
K
A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
R: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
A: "Chips off the Old Benchley."
N: In "The Algonquin Wits," ed. by Robert E. Drennan, 1968.
K: "Chips Off the Old Benchly."
   


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