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Max Eastman
(1883-1969) born on
Jan 04
US author. He was best known for "Enjoyment of Poetry," 1913; founded and edited "The Masses," 1913-1918.
         
   
F
A joke is not a thing but a process, a trick you play on the listener's mind. You start him off toward a plausible goal, and then by a sudden twist you land him nowhere at all or just where he didn't expect to go.

R
Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails. What puts man in a higher state of evolution is that he has got his laugh on the right end.
A
The defining function of the artist is to cherish consciousness.
N
Laughter is, after speech, the chief thing that holds society together.
K
A poet in history is divine, but a poet in the next room is a joke.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Quotations to Cheer You Up When the World is Getting You Down," by Allen Klein, 1991.
R: "Enjoyment of Laughter."
A: In "Correct Quotes for DOS," WordStar International, 1991.
N: "Enjoyment of Laughter."
K: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
   


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