Millions of sensible people are too high-minded to concede that politics is almost always the choice of the lesser evil. “Tweedledum and Tweedledee,” they say, “I will not vote.” Having abstained, they are presented with a President who appoints the people who are going to rummage around in their lives for the next four years. […]
Russell Baker Quotes
Anticipating that most poetry will be worse than carrying heavy luggage through O’Hare Airport, the public, to its loss, reads very little of it.
I gave up on new poetry myself thirty years ago, when most of it began to read like coded messages passing between lonely aliens on a hostile world.
People seem to enjoy things more when they know a lot of other people have been left out of the pleasure.
People who say you’re just as old as you feel are all wrong, fortunately.
The goal of all inanimate objects is to resist man and ultimately to defeat him.
Inanimate objects are classified scientifically into three major categories – those that don’t work, those that break down and those that get lost.
The dirty work at political conventions is almost always done in the grim hours between midnight and dawn. Hangmen and politicians work best when the human spirit is at its lowest ebb.
The goal of all inanimate objects is to resist man and ultimately defeat him.
Those people who taught Hubert Humphrey a lesson will still be enjoying the Nixon Supreme Court when Tricia and Julie begin to find silver threads among the gold and the black.