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Russell Baker quotes (12)

Inanimate objects are classed scientifically into three major categories: those that don't work those that break down and those that don't get lost.
Russell Baker   Category: Objectivism

People seem to enjoy things more when they know a lot of other people have been left out of the pleasure.
Russell Baker   Category: Enjoyment

The goal of all inanimate objects is to resist man and ultimately defeat him.
Russell Baker   Category: Defeat

Usually terrible things that are done with the excuse that progress requires them are not really progress at all but just terrible things.
Russell Baker   Category: Progress

In America nothing dies easier than tradition.
Russell Baker   Category: Unsorted

Anticipating that most poetry will be worse than carrying heavy luggage through OHare Airport the public to its loss reads very little of it.
Russell Baker   Category: Poetry

The only thing I was fit for was to be a writer and this notion rested solely on my suspicion that I would never be fit for real work and that writing didnt require any.
Russell Baker   Category: Writing

Live by publicity youll probably die by publicity.
Russell Baker   Category: False

People who say youre just as old as you feel are all wrong fortunately.
Russell Baker   Category: Old

Ah summer what power you have to make us suffer and like it.
Russell Baker   Category: Summer

Is fuel efficiency really what we need most desperately? I say that what we really need is a car that can be shot when it breaks down.
Russell Baker   Category: Automobiles

In America it is sport that is the opiate of the masses.
Russell Baker   Category: Sports