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Alistair Cooke
(1908-2004) born on
Nov 20
English-US broadcast journalist. He is best known for his lively and insightful interpretations of American history and culture.
         
   
F
Curiosity . . . endows the people who have it with a generosity in argument and a serenity in cheerful willingness to let life take the form it will.

R
Curiosity is free-wheeling intelligence.
A
Man has an incurable habit of not fulfilling the prophecies of his fellow men.
N
A professional is a man who can do his best at a time when he doesn't particularly feel like it.
K
As always, the British especially shudder at the latest American vulgarity, and then they embrace it with enthusiasm two years later.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "The Book of Success," ed. Richard Shea, 1993.
R: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
A: "Talk About America," ch. 8, 1968.
N: In "Quotable Business," ed. Louis E. Boone, 1992.
K: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
   


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