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Quotations From LIZ SMITH

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  • 1.
    One good thing came out of the summit. We got to see that Dan Rather is definitely a he-man and no wimp.
    Liz Smith (b. 1923), U.S. gossip columnist. As quoted in Newsweek magazine, p. 15 (June 13, 1988). Statement made during a visit to Russia by President Ronald Reagan. Dan Rather, a famous news anchorman who covered the event wore an open-necked shirt and no tie, revealing a hairy chest.
  • 2.
    Gossip is news running ahead of itself in a red satin dress.
    Liz Smith (b. 1923), U.S. journalist, author. American Way, syndicated column (Sept. 3, 1985). "Most good gossip columnists," Smith wrote in 1991, "have a touch of Savonarola in them."

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    Good gossip is just what's going on. Bad gossip is stuff that is salacious, mean and bitchy—the kind most people really enjoy.
    Liz Smith (b. 1923), U.S. gossip columnist. As quoted in the Newsweek magazine, p. 17 (January 13, 1992).

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