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Alexander Woollcott (1887 – 1943)


American critic and journalist known for his involvement in the Algonquin Round Table and his writings in The New Yorker magazine.
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Alexander Woollcott
I have no need of your God-damned sympathy. I only wish to be entertained by some of your grosser reminiscences.
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At 83 Shaw's mind was perhaps not quite as good as it used to be, but it was still better than anyone else's.
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I've never had the impertinence to be sorry for Helen Keller. I'd as soon be sorry for Niagara Falls. But now as I bring the story up to date, I'm shriveled with shame when I recall that at times in my life my easy life I've actually been sorry for myself. You too? We've got our nerve, haven't we?




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Once in pre-war days, when curiously-bonneted women drivers were familiar sights at the taxi-wheels, I cried out to one in my dismay: "Is there no speed limit in this mad city?"
"Oh, yes, monsieur," she answered sweetly over her shoulder, "but no one has ever succeeded in reaching it."
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The two oldest professions in the world ruined by amateurs.
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[You look like] a dishonest Abe Lincoln.
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I must get out of these wet clothes and into a dry martini.
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All the things I really like to do are either illegal, immoral, or fattening.
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