Russell Wayne Baker is an American Pulitzer Prize-winning writer known for his satirical commentary and self-critical prose. He is known for his autobiography, Growing Up.
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“In an age when the fashion is to be in love with yourself, confessing to being in love with somebody else is an admission of unfaithfulness to one's beloved”
“Ah, summer - what power you have to make us suffer and like it”
“People seem to enjoy things more when they know a lot of other people have been left out of the pleasure.”
“Inanimate objects can be classified scientifically into three major categories; those that don't work, those that break down and those that get lost.”
“The worst thing about being a tourist is having other tourists recognize you as a tourist.”
“The only thing I was fit for was to be a writer, and this notion rested solely on my suspicion that I would never be fit for real work, and that writing didn't require any.”
“An educated person is one who has learned that information almost always turns out to be at best incomplete and very often false, misleading, fictitious, mendacious - just dead wrong.”
“Misery no longer loves company. Nowadays it insists on it.”
“Situation comedy on television has thrived for years on "canned" laughter grafted by gaglines by technicians using records of guffawing audiences that have been dead for years.”
“I gave up on new poetry myself 30 years ago when most of it began to read like coded messages passing between lonely aliens in a hostile world.”
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