Russell Baker

Russell Wayne Baker (born August 14, 1925) is an American Pulitzer Prize-winning writer known for his satirical commentary and self-critical prose, as well as for his autobiography, Growing Up

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Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.Rate 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.Rate it:
Inanimate objects are classified scientifically into three major categories - those that don't work, those that break down and those that get lost.Rate it:
Is fuel efficiency really what we need most desperatelly I say that what we really need is a car that can be shot when it breaks down.Rate it:
Is fuel efficiency really what we need most desperatelly? I say that what we really need is a car that can be shot when it breaks down.Rate it:
Misery no longer loves company. Nowadays it insists on it.Rate it:
New York is the only city in the world where you can get deliberately run down on the sidewalk by a pedestrian.Rate it:
People seem to enjoy things more when they know a lot of other people have been left out of the pleasure.Rate it:
People who say you're just as old as you feel are all wrong, fortunately.Rate it:
Reporters thrive on the world's misfortune. For this reason they often take an indecent pleasure in events that dismay the rest of humanity.Rate it:
The goal of all inanimate objects is to resist man and ultimately defeat him.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse that progress requires them are not really progress at all, but just terrible things.Rate it:

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