Heywood Broun


Heywood Broun Quotes

  • ''Except that right side up is best, there is not much to learn about holding a baby. There are one hundred and fifty-two distinctly different ways—and all are right! At least all will do.''
    Heywood Broun (1888-1939), U.S. journalist, novelist. "Holding a Baby," Seeing Things at Night (1921).
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  • ''A technical objection is the first refuge of a scoundrel.''
    Heywood Broun (1888-1939), U.S. journalist, novelist. New Republic (Washington, DC, Dec. 15, 1937).
  • ''Just as every conviction begins as a whim so does every emancipator serve his apprenticeship as a crank. A fanatic is a great leader who is just entering the room.''
    Heywood Broun (1888-1939), U.S. journalist, novelist. New York World (Feb. 6, 1928).
  • ''Hell is paved with great granite blocks hewn from the hearts of those who said, "I can do no other."''
    Heywood Broun (1888-1939), U.S. journalist, novelist. Quoted in Wit's End, ed. Robert E. Drennan (1968).
  • ''The tragedy of life is not that man loses, but that he almost wins.''
    Heywood Broun (1888-1939), U.S. journalist, novelist. "Sport for Art's Sake," Pieces of Hate, and Other Enthusiasms (1922).

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