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Quotations by author » Leo Rosten
Polish born American comic Novelist, He is best known for his humorous works and character Hyman Kaplan. 1908-1997
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A conservative is one who admires radicals centuries after they're dead.
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A writer writes not because he is educated but because he is driven by the need to communicate. Behind the need to communicate is the need to share. Behind the need to share is the need to be understood.
CommunicationWriters
An angel is a spiritual creature created by God without a body for the service of Christendom and the church.
Angels
Any man who hates dogs and babies can't be all bad.
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Courage is the capacity to confront what can be imagined
Courage
Dogs are getting bigger, according to a leading dog manufacturer
Dogs
Every writer is a narcissist. This does not mean that he is vain; it only means that he is hopelessly self-absorbed.
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Extremists think ''communication'' means agreeing with them.
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First-rate people hire first-rate people; second-rate people hire third-rate people.
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Happiness comes only when we push our brains and hearts to the farthest reaches of which we are capable.
Happiness
Humor is the affectionate communication of insight.
Humor
Humor is, I think, the subtlest and chanciest of literary forms. It is surely not accidental that there are a thousand novelists, essayists, poets or journalists for each humorist. It is a long, long time between James Thurbers.
Humor
I learned that it is the weak who are cruel, and that gentleness is to be expected only from the strong.
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I never cease being dumbfounded by the unbelievable things people believe
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I will never give in to old age until I become old. And I'm not old yet!
Age
If you're going to do something wrong, at least enjoy it
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In the dark colony of night, when I consider man's magnificent capacity for malice, madness, folly, envy, rage, and destructiveness, and I wonder whether we shall not end up as breakfast for newts and polyps, I seem to hear the muffled cries of all the words in all the books with covers closed.
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Proverbs often contradict one another, as any reader soon discovers. The sagacity that advises us to look before we leap promptly warns us that if we hesitate we are lost; that absence makes the heart grow fonder, but out of sight, out of mind.
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Satire is focused bitterness.
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Some things are so unexpected that no one is prepared for them.
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