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Brooks Atkinson
(1894-1984) born on
Nov 28
US drama critic, journalist. He wrote "Once around the Sun," 1951.
         
   
F
The cocktail party . . . is a device either for getting rid of social obligations hurriedly en masse or for making overtures toward more serious social relationships, as in the etiquette of whoring.

R
The most fatal illusion is the narrow point of view. Since life is growth and motion, a fixed point of view kills anybody who has one.
A
It seems not to have been written. It is the quintessence of life. It is the basic truth.
N
Nothing a man writes can please him as profoundly as something he does with his back, shoulders and hands. For writing is an artificial activity. It is a lonely and private substitute for conversation.
K
The perfect bureaucrat everywhere is the man who manages to make no decisions and escape all responsibility.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Once around the Sun," 1951.
R: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
A: On Tennessee Williams's "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," in NY "Times," 25 Mar 1955.
N: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
K: In "The Executives Quotation Book," ed. by James Charlton, 1993.
   


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