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Robert Benchley Quotes

(1889-1945), American Humorist, Critic, Parodist

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

Category: Argument

A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.

Category: Dogs

I have tried to know absolutely nothing about a great many things, and I have succeeded fairly well.

Category: Knowledge

Drawing on my fine command of the language, I said nothing.

Category: Language

The surest way to make a monkey of a man is to quote him.

Category: Quotations

Anyone can do any amount of work, provided it isn't the work he is supposed to be doing at the moment.

Category: Work

The free-lance writer is a man who is paid per piece or per word or perhaps.

Category: Writers And Writing

The biggest obstacle to professional writing is the necessity for changing a typewriter ribbon.

Category: Writers And Writing

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.

Category: Writers And Writing