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Роберт Бенчли

Дата рождения: 15. Сентябрь 1889
Дата смерти: 21. Ноябрь 1945
Другие имена: Robert Charles Benchley

Роберт Бенчли — американский журналист, актёр и сценарист.

„Pes naučí vaše dítě věrnosti, vytrvalosti a třikrát se zatočit před ulehnutím.“

„Opera is when a guy gets stabbed in the back and, instead of bleeding, he sings.“

„The surest way to make a monkey of a man is to quote him.“ My Ten Years in a Quandary and How They Grew

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

„The only cure for a real hangover is death.“

„Central Park is the grandiose symbol of the front yard each child in New York hasn't got.“

„The free-lance writer is one who is paid per piece or per word or perhaps.“

„Most of the arguments to which I am party fall somewhat short of being impressive, owing to the fact that neither I nor my opponent knows what we are talking about.“

„I can't bring myself to say, 'Well, I guess I'll be toddling along.' It isn't that I can't toddle. It's just that I can't guess I'll toddle.“

„People who begin sentences with "I may be old-fashioned but—" are usually not only old-fashioned but wrong.“

„As the storm came nearer I began to realize that I hadn't made the most of my three years' immunity. In fact, I hadn't done a single thing about cleaning up my life. I was, if anything, an even more logical target for lightning than the last time I was in range. And thunderstorms don't creep up on you at seven o'clock in the morning in a non-thunderstorm country for nothing, you know. I lined up a rather panicky schedule of reforms...
But as the storm suddenly petered out and went off in the other direction nothing much has come out of it yet. I may have three years more, and these things can't be rushed.“
My Ten Years in a Quandary and How They Grew

„The problem of what to wear while lolling about the house on a Sunday afternoon is becoming more and more acute as the fashions in lolling garments change. The American home is in danger of taking on the appearance of an Oriental bordello.“

„A great many people have come up to me and asked how I manage to get so much work done and still keep looking so dissipated.“

„One of the easiest forms of pretense to break down is the pretense of enthusiasm for exotic foods. Just bring on the exotic foods.“

„V Americe jsou dvě cestovní třídy – první a s dětmi.

„There are two kinds of people in the world: those who divide the world into two kinds of people, and those who do not.“

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