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Russell Baker
(1925-____) born on
Aug 14
US journalist, author, humorist. He was a columnist for the "NY Times;" won a Pulitzer, 1982, for his autobiography, "Growing Up."
         
   
F
Anticipating that most poetry will be worse than carrying heavy luggage through O'Hare Airport, the public, to its loss, reads very little of it.

R
The people who are always hankering loudest for some golden yesteryear usually drive new cars.
A
Television was the most revolutionary event of the century. Its importance was in a class with the discovery of gunpowder and the invention of the printing press, which changed the human condition for centuries afterward.
N
What the New Yorker calls home would seem like a couple of closets to most Americans, yet he manages not only to live there but also to grow trees and cockroaches right on the premises.
K
In America nothing dies easier than tradition.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Introduction to "The Norton Book of Light Verse," Norton 86
R: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
A: There's a Country in My Cellar
N: In NY "Times," 18 Nov 78
K: New York Times (14 May 1991).
   


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