Leo Rosten

Polish-American scientist

Lived from: 1908-1997

Category: Science

Quotes: Leo Rosten

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    Courage is the capacity to confirm what can be imagined.
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    Every writer is a narcissist. This does not mean that he is vain; it only means that he is hopelessly self-absorbed.
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    Extremists think ''communication'' means agreeing with them.
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    Happiness comes only when we push our brains and hearts to the farthest reaches of which we are capable.
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    Humor is the affectionate communication of insight.
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    Humor is, I think, the sublets and chanciest of literary forms. It is surely not accidental that there are a thousand novelists, essayists, poets or journalists for each humorist. It is a long, long time between James Thurbers
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    I never cease being dumbfounded by the unbelievable things people believe.
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    If you are going to do something wrong, at least enjoy it.
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    In the dark colony of night, when I consider man's magnificent capacity for malice, madness, folly, envy, rage, and destructiveness, and I wonder whether we shall not end up as breakfast for newts and polyps, I seem to hear the muffled cries of all the words in all the books with covers closed.
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    Satire is focused bitterness.
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    The only reason for being a professional writer is that you can't help it.
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    Truth is stranger than fiction; fiction has to make sense.
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    We see things as we are, not as they are.
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