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  • Alistair Cooke
    Alistair Cooke
    British journalist 1908-
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    A professional; is someone who can do his best work when he doesn't feel like it.
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    Alistair Cooke
    British journalist 1908-
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    As always, the British especially shudder at the latest American vulgarity, and then they embrace it with enthusiasm two years later.
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    Alistair Cooke
    British journalist 1908-
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    Canned music is like audible wallpaper.
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    Alistair Cooke
    British journalist 1908-
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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
    Alistair Cooke
    British journalist 1908-
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    Curiosity is free-wheeling intelligence.
  • Alistair Cooke
    Alistair Cooke
    British journalist 1908-
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    Hollywood grew to be the most flourishing factory of popular mythology since the Greeks.
  • I wrote each book in thirty-five days flat - just to get the darned thing finished.
  • Alistair Cooke
    Alistair Cooke
    British journalist 1908-
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    It's an acting job - acting natural.
  • Alistair Cooke
    Alistair Cooke
    British journalist 1908-
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    Man has an incurable habit of not fulfilling the prophecies of his fellow men.
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    Alistair Cooke
    British journalist 1908-
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    People in America, when listening to radio, like to lean forward. People in Britain like to lean back.
  • Alistair Cooke
    Alistair Cooke
    British journalist 1908-
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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
    Alistair Cooke
    British journalist 1908-
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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
    Alistair Cooke
    British journalist 1908-
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    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
    Alistair Cooke
    British journalist 1908-
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    These humiliations are the essence of the game.
  • Alistair Cooke
    Alistair Cooke
    British journalist 1908-
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    Washington's birthday is as close to a secular Christmas as any Christian country dare come this side of blasphemy.
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