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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."
         
   
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Don't try to make children grow up to be like you, or they may do it.

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In today's highly complex society it takes years of training in rationalization, accommodation and compromise to qualify for the good jobs with the really big payoffs you need to retain a first-rate psychiatrist in today's world.
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A new star with a tremendous national appeal, the skill of a consummate showman.
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It was dramatic to watch [my grandmother] decapitate [a turkey] with an ax the day before Thanksgiving. Nowadays the expense of hiring grandmothers for the ax work would probably qualify all turkeys so honored with "gourmet" status.
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When it comes to cars, only two varieties of people are possible -- cowards and fools.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
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R: The New York Times," 21 Mar 1968
A: On President John F Kennedy at his first televised press conference; in NY "Times," 26 Jan 61
N: In NY "Times," 27 Nov 85
K: On use of seat belts, "The Belted Coward" NY "Times," 2 Feb 85
   


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