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Alistair Cooke

"A professional is someone who can do his best work when he doesn't feel like it."
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Washington's birthday is as close to a secular Christmas as any Christian country dare come this side of blasphemy.
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These humiliations are the essence of the game.
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To the goggling unbeliever Texans say - as people always say about their mangier dishes - 'but it's just like chicken, only tenderer.' Rattlesnake is, in fact, just like chicken, only tougher.
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The best compliment to a child or a friend is the feeling you give him that he has been set free to make his own inquiries, to come to conclusions that are right for him, whether or not they coincide with your own.
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Man has an incurable habit of not fulfilling the prophecies of his fellow men.
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People in America, when listening to radio, like to lean forward. People in Britain like to lean back.
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Texas does not, like any other region, simply have indigenous dishes. It proclaims them. It congratulates you, on your arrival, at having escaped from the slop pails of the other 49 states.
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