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Alistair Cooke

"In the best of times, our days are numbered anyway. So it would be a crime against nature for any generation to take the world crisis so solemnly, that it put off enjoying those things for which we were designed in the 1st place: the opportunity to do good work, to enjoy friends, to fall in love, to hit a ball, and to bounce a baby." Alistair Cooke
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"The best compliment to a child or a friend is the feeling you give him that he has been set free to make his own inquiries, to come to conclusions that are right for him, whether or not they coincide with your own." Alistair Cooke
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American Journalist   

Alistair Cooke

"These doomsday warriors look no more like soldiers than the soldiers of the Second World War looked like conquistadors. The more expert they become the more they look like lab assistants in small colleges." Alistair Cooke
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American Journalist   

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"Man has an incurable habit of not fulfilling the prophecies of his fellow men." Alistair Cooke
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American Journalist    Habit   

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"Curiosity endows the people who have it with a generosity in argument and a serenity in their own mode of life which springs from their cheerful willingness to let life take the form it will." Alistair Cooke
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American Journalist   

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"A professional is someone who can do his best work when he doesn't feel like it." Alistair Cooke
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American Journalist    Work   

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"A professional is a person who can do his best at a time when he doesn't particularly feel like it" Alistair Cooke
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"Golf is an open exhibition of overweening ambition, courage deflated by stupidity, skill soured by a whiff of arrogance." Alistair Cooke
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Ambition   

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"Texas does not, like any other region, simply have indigenous dishes. It proclaims them. It congratulates you, on your arrival, at having escaped from the slop pails of the other 49 states." Alistair Cooke
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Nations   

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"All Presidents start out to run a crusade but after a couple of years they find they are running something less heroic and much more intractable: namely the presidency. The people are well cured by then of election fever, during which they think they are choosing Moses. In the third year, they look on the man as a sinner and a bumble and begin to poke around for rumors of another Messiah." Alistair Cooke
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President    Running   

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"Curiosity ... endows the people who have it with a generosity in argument and a serenity in their own mode of life which springs from their cheerful willingness to let life take the form it will." Alistair Cooke
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Curiosity   

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"It has been an unchallengeable American doctrine that cranberry sauce, a pink goo with overtones of sugared tomatoes, is a delectable necessity of the Thanksgiving board and that turkey is uneatable without it." Alistair Cooke
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Doctrine   

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"Hollywood grew to be the most flourishing factory of popular mythology since the Greeks." Alistair Cooke
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American Journalist    Hollywood   

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"To the goggling unbeliever Texans say - as people always say about their mangier dishes - "but it's just like chicken, only tenderer." Rattlesnake is, in fact, just like chicken, only tougher." Alistair Cooke
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People   

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"Washington's birthday is as close to a secular Christmas as any Christian country dare come this side of blasphemy." Alistair Cooke
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Birthday    Festivals   

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"Between a quarter and a third of Los Angeles's land area is now monopolized by the automobile and its needs-by freeways, highways, garages, gas stations, car lots, parking lots. And all of it is blanketed with anonymity and foul air." Alistair Cooke
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Land   

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"It's an acting job-acting natural." Alistair Cooke
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Acting And Actors   

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"People, when they first come to America, whether as travelers or settlers, become aware of a new and agreeable feeling: that the whole country is their oyster." Alistair Cooke
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America    American Journalist   

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"These humiliations are the essence of the game." Alistair Cooke
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American Journalist   

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"Las Vegas is Everyman's cut-rate Babylon. Not far away there is, or was, a roadside lunch counter and over it a sign proclaiming in three words that a Roman emperor's orgy is now a democratic institution. "Topless Pizza Lunch."" Alistair Cooke
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Las Vegas   

Alistair Cooke

"I talk to my typewriter and that is what I've been working on for 40 years-how to write for talking." Alistair Cooke
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