Quotations From ROBERT BENCHLEY
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The Great Arizona Desert is full of the bleaching bones of people who waited for me to start something.Robert Benchley (1889-1945), U.S. writer, humorist. After 1903What? "Why Are You a Failure?" Harper & Brothers (1938).
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I never knew anyone yet who got up at six who did anything more useful between that time and breakfast than banging a tennis ball up against the side of the house, waiting for the more civilized members of the party to get up.Robert Benchley (1889-1945), U.S. writer, humorist. The Early Worm, "The Boys' Camp Business," Henry Holt (1927).
It took me fifteen years to discover that I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous.Robert Benchley (1889-1945), U.S. humorous writer. Quoted in Robert Benchley, ch. 1, Nathaniel Benchley (1955).
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The free-lance writer is a man who is paid per piece or per word or perhaps.Robert Benchley (1889-1945), U.S. humor writer. quoted by James Thurber in Bermudian (Nov. 1950).
The Ultimate Day really begins the night before, when you sit up until one o'clock trying to get things into trunk and bags. This is when you discover the well-known fact that summer air swells articles to twice or three times their original size.Robert Benchley (1889-1945), U.S. writer, humorist. Pluck and Luck, "The Last Day," Henry Holt (1925). The last day referred to is the last day of a summer's vacation.
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