Alexander Woollcott Quotes | Quotes by Alexander Woollcott

1Today just might be the best day to start seriously thinking about quitting smoking.

2Babies in silk hats playing with dynamite.

3At 83, George Bernard Shaw's mind was perhaps not quite as good as it used to be, but it was still better than anyone else's.

4All the things I really like to do are either illegal, immoral, or fattening.

5A hick town is one where there is no place to go where you shouldn't go.

6His huff arrived and he departed in it.

7Germany was the cause of Hitler as much as Chicago is responsible for the Chicago Tribune.

8There is no such thing in anyone's life as an unimportant day.

9It comes from the likes of you! Take what you can get! Grab the chances as they come along! Act in hallways! Sing in doorways! Dance in cellars!

10The two oldest professions in the world 鈥?ruined by amateurs.

Alexander Woollcott Quotes

11One listens to one's lawyer prattle on as long as one can stand it and then signs where indicated.

12The English have an extraordinary ability for flying into a great calm.

13You haven't lived until you died in New York.

14There's nothing wrong with Oscar Levant - nothing a miracle won't cure.

15There's absolutely nothing wrong with Oscar Levant that a miracle can't fix.

16Reading Proust is like bathing in someone else's dirty water.

17Mrs. Patrick Cambell is an aged British battleship sinking rapidly and firing every available gun on her rescuers.

18A broker is a man who runs your fortune into a shoestring.

19She was like a sinking ship firing on the rescuers.

20Nothing risque, nothing gained.

Alexander Woollcott Quotes

21It was Mrs. Campbell, for instance, who, on a celebrated occasion, threw her companion into a flurry by describing her recent marriage as "the deep, deep peace of the double-bed after the hurly-burly of the chaise-longue."

22Many of us spend half of our time wishing for things we could have if we didn't spend half our time wishing.

23Once in pre-war days, when curiously-bonneted women drivers were familiar sights at the taxi-wheels, I cried out to one in my dismay: "Is there no speed limit in this mad city?" "Oh, yes, monsieur," she answered sweetly over her shoulder, "but no one has ever succeeded in reaching it."

24Los Angeles is seven suburbs in search of a city.

25All the things I really like to do are either immoral, illegal or fattening.

26The scenery in the play was beautiful, but the actors got in front of it.

27I'm tired of hearing it said that democracy doesn't work. Of course it doesn't work. We are supposed to work it.

28To all things clergic I am allergic.

29I count it a high honor to belong to a profession in which the good men write every paragraph, every sentence, every line, as lovingly as any Addison or Steele, and do so in full regard that by tomorrow it will have been burned, or used, if at all, to line a shelf.