Robert Benchley

Robert Benchley

American humorist, criticus

Lived from: 1889-1945

Category: Comedians and humor | Media

Quotes: Robert Benchley

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    A boy can learn a lot from a dog: obedience, loyalty, and the importance of turning around three times before lying down.
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    A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.
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    An ardent supporter of the hometown team should go to a game prepared to take offense, no matter what happens.
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    Anyone can do any amount of work, provided it isn't the work he is supposed to be doing at the moment.
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    As for me, except for an occasional heart attack, I feel as young as I ever did.
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    Defining and analyzing humor is a pastime of humorless people.
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    Drawing on my fine command of the language, I said nothing.
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    Drinking makes such fools of people, and people are such fools to begin with, that it's compounding a felony.
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    I can't bring myself to say, 'Well, I guess I'll be toddling along.' It isn't that I can't toddle. It's just that I can't guess I'll toddle.
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    I do most of my work sitting down; that's where I shine.
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    I have tried to know absolutely nothing about a great many things, and I have succeeded fairly well.
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    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.
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    Most of the arguments to which I am party fall somewhat short of being impressive, knowing to the fact that neither I nor my opponent knows what we are talking about
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    The biggest obstacle to professional writing is the necessity for changing a typewriter ribbon.
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    The free-lance writer is a man who is paid per piece or per word or perhaps.
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