Quotes by Russell Baker

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Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.
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Americans like fat books and thin women.
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The twentieth century seems afflicted by a gigantic power failure. Powerlessness and the sense of powerlessness may be the environmental disease of the age.
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It was dramatic to watch [my grandmother] decapitate [a turkey] with an ax the day before Thanksgiving. Nowadays the expense of hiring grandmothers for the ax work would probably qualify all turkeys so honored with "gourmet" status.
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Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse that progress requires them are not really progress at all, but just terrible things.
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