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12 Famous Quotes by Brooks Atkinson
11/28/1894 - 1/14/1984
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Every man with an idea has at least two or three followers.

Followers Quotes, by Brooks Atkinson

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The perfect bureaucrat everywhere is the man who manages to make no decisions and escape all responsibility.

Bureaucracy Quotes, by Brooks Atkinson

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The virtue of the camera is not the power it has to transform the photographer into an artist, but the impulse it gives him to keep on looking

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It takes most men five years to recover from a college education, and to learn that poetry is as vital to thinking as knowledge.

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People everywhere enjoy believing things that they know are not true. It spares them the ordeal of thinking for themselves and taking responsibility for what they know.

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The cocktail party... is a device either for getting rid of social obligations hurriedly en masse or for making overtures toward more serious social relationships, as in the etiquette of whoring.

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Don't be condescending to unskilled labor. Try it for a half a day first.

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Drop the last year into the silent limbo of the past. Let it go, for it was imperfect, and thank God that it can go.

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In every age 'the good old days' were a myth. No one ever thought they were good at the time. For every age has consisted of crises that seemed intolerable to the people who lived through them.

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It seems not to have been written. It is the quintessence of life. It is the basic truth.

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The most fatal illusion is the narrow point of view. Since life is growth and motion, a fixed point of view kills anybody who has one.

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The evil that men do lives on the front pages of greedy newspapers, but the good is oft interred apathetically inside

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