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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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.
Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.
Inanimate objects are classified scientifically into three major categories - those that don't work, those that break down and those that get lost.
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.
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.
Misery no longer loves company. Nowadays it insists on it.
New York is the only city in the world where you can get deliberately run down on the sidewalk by a pedestrian.
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.
Reporters thrive on the world's misfortune. For this reason they often take an indecent pleasure in events that dismay the rest of humanity.
The goal of all inanimate objects is to resist man and ultimately defeat him.
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.
Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse that progress requires them are not really progress at all, but just terrible things.

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