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Heywood C. Broun
(1888-1939) born on
Dec 07
US journalist, author. He helped found "The Newspaper Guild," 1934, which presents annual reporting awards in his name; noted NYC newsman, 1908-1940.
         
   
F
There are to us no ties at all just in being a father. A son is distinctly an acquired taste. It's the practice of parenthood that makes you feel that, after all, there may be something in it.

R
The ability to make love frivolously is the thing that distinguishes human beings from beasts.
A
Just as every conviction begins as a whim so does every emancipator serve his apprenticeship as a crank. A fanatic is a great leader who is just entering the room.
N
Men build bridges and throw railroads across deserts, and yet they contend successfully that the job of sewing on a button is beyond them. Accordingly, they don't have to sew buttons.
K
In some respects the life of a censor is more exhilarating that of an emperor. The best the emperor can do is to snip off the heads of men and women, who are mere mortals. The censor can decapitate ideas which but for him might have lived forever.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Pieces of Hate," 1922.
R: In "The Algonquin Wits," by Robert E. Drennan, 1968.
A: In "New York World," 6 Feb 1928.
N: "Holding the Baby," "Seeing Things at Night," 1921.
K: "Pieces of Hate," 1922.
   


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