Posts Tagged ‘Russell Baker’

Quote of the day, Sept. 3

September 3, 2016

Russell Baker, on sports

“In America, it is sports that is the opiate of the masses.”

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Quote of the day, Oct. 28

October 28, 2015

Russell Baker, from There’s a Country in My Cellar (1990)

“Of all the people insistently expressing their mental vacuity, none has a better excuse for an empty head than the newspaperman: If he pauses to restock his brain, he invites onrushing headlines to trample him flat.”

Quote of the day, Feb. 11

February 11, 2013

Russell Baker

“The old notion that brevity is the essence of wit has succumbed to the modern idea that tedium is the essence of quality.”

 

Quote of the day, Sept. 30

September 30, 2012

Russell Baker, on tedium

“The old notion that brevity is the essence of wit has succumbed to the modern idea that tedium is the essence of quality.”

 

Quote of the day, July 11

July 11, 2011

Russell Baker, on column writing (1996)

“It takes great self-confidence to write a newspaper column. (more…)