Russell Baker
Quotations


It seems to be a law in American life that whatever enriches us anywhere except in the wallet inevitably becomes uneconomic.

So there he is at last. Man on the moon. The poor magnificent bungler! He canít even get to the office without undergoing the agonies of the damned, but give him a little metal, a few chemicals, some wire and twenty or thirty billion dollars and, vroom! there he is, up on a rock a quarter of a million miles up in the sky.

Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.

Inanimate objects are classified scientifically into three major categories--those that donít work, those that break down and those that get lost.

In America nothing dies easier than tradition.



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