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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."
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.

The people who are always hankering loudest for some golden yesteryear usually drive new cars.
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.
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.
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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