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Robert Benchley
September 15, 1889 - September 21, 1945
Nationality: American
Category: Comedian
Subcategory: American Comedian

If Mr. Einstein doesn't like the natural laws of the universe, let him go back to where he came from.


At fifteen one is first beginning to realize that everything isn't money and power in this world, and is casting about for joys that do not turn to dross in one's hands.


A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.


It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous.


The freelance writer is a man who is paid per piece or per word or perhaps.


Nothing makes a man feel older than to hear a band coming up the street and not to have the impulse to rush downstairs and out on to the sidewalk.


An ardent supporter of the hometown team should go to a game prepared to take offense, no matter what happens.


Most of the arguments to which I am party fall somewhat short of being impressive, owing to the fact that neither I nor my opponent knows what we are talking about.


We are constantly being surprised that people did things well before we were born.


I have been told by hospital authorities that more copies of my works are left behind by departing patients than those of any other author.


In a house where there are small children the bathroom soon takes on the appearance of the Old Curiosity Shop.


The biggest obstacle to professional writing is the necessity for changing a typewriter ribbon.


Drawing on my fine command of the English language, I said nothing.


For a nation which has an almost evil reputation for bustle, bustle, bustle, and rush, rush, rush, we spend an enormous amount of time standing around in line in front of windows, just waiting.


Anyone who tries to keep track of what is happening in China is going to end up by wearing all the skin of his left ear from twirling around on it.


Behind every argument is someone's ignorance.


After an author has been dead for some time, it becomes increasingly difficult for his publishers to get a new book out of him each year.


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