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Art Buchwald (1925 – 2007)


American humorist best known for his long-running column in The Washington Post newspaper, which focused on political satire and commentary.
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The American arrives in Paris with a few French phrases he has culled from a conversational guide or picked up from a friend who owns a beret.
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The powder is mixed with water and tastes exactly like powder mixed with water.
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I'm having a swell time. The best time of my life.




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I don't know whether it's normal or not, but sex has always been something I take seriously. I would put it higher than tennis on my list of constructive things to do.
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If you attack the establishment long enough and hard enough, they will make you a member of it.
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Don't commit suicide, because you might change your mind two weeks later.
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Whether it's the best of times or the worst of times, it's the only time we've got.
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The joy of his column was not that it was side-splitting humor, but that he made you smile.
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What Art had was the gift of laughter that's a rarity today. He could take simple ordinary things and make you laugh. God knows all of us need that. I've been with him in all kinds of situations, good and bad, triumph and tragedy but Art always was able to see a little wisp of humor in everything.
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The bad boy tweaking the nose of the Establishment [with] the countenance of a Jewish leprechaun.
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Three of us Bill Styron, he and I suffered depression simultaneously, so we walked around in the rain together on Martha's Vineyard and consoled each other... He did the best to make life palatable, to help you be optimistic, to let you know he believed you would beat it. We both did, and so did Bill. We named ourselves the 'Blues Brothers.'




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People ask what I am really trying to do with humor. The answer is, "I'm getting even." ... For me, being funny is the best revenge.
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A bad liver is to a Frenchman what a nervous breakdown is to an American. Everyone has had one and everyone wants to talk about it.
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People are broad-minded. They'll accept the fact that a person can be an alcoholic, a dope fiend, a wife beater and even a newspaperman, but if a man doesn't drive, there's something wrong with him.
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I just don't want to die the same day Castro dies.
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Just when you think there's nothing to write about, Nixon says, "I am not a crook." Jimmy Carter says, "I have lusted after women in my heart." President Reagan says, "I have just taken a urinalysis test, and I am not on dope."
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Art was the Mark Twain of our time. For decades there was no better way to start the day than to open the morning paper to Art's column, laugh out loud and learn all over again to take the issues seriously in the world of politics, but not take yourself too seriously. The special art of Art Buchwald was to make even the worst of times better.
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