Sidney Joseph Perelman

Sidney Joseph Perelman

Brooklyn, New York City, New York
Sidney Joseph Perelman
Brooklyn, New York City, New York
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Sidney Joseph Perelman, almost always known as S. J. Perelman, (February 1, 1904 – October 17, 1979) was an American humorist, author, and screenwriter. He is best known for his humorous short pieces written over many years for The New Yorker. He also wrote for several other magazines, as well as books, scripts, and screenplays.
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11 November 2014
I haven't eaten in three days. I didn't eat yesterday, I didn't eat today and I'm not going to eat tomorrow. That makes it three days!
11 November 2014
I tell you, you're ruining that boy. You're ruining him. Why can't you do as much for me?
11 November 2014
When I was your age I went to bed right after supper. Sometimes I went to bed before supper. Sometimes I went without supper and didn't go to bed at all.
11 November 2014
Oh, the shame of it! That I should live to see a son of mine try to take a dame away from his father!
11 November 2014
I thought my razor was dull until I heard his speech and that reminds me of a story that's so dirty I'm ashamed to think of it myself.

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