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Brooks Atkinson
(1894-1984) born on
Nov 28
US drama critic, journalist. He wrote "Once around the Sun," 1951.
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.

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.
It seems not to have been written. It is the quintessence of life. It is the basic truth.
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.
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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