Alexander Woollcott

Alexander Woollcott

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Author Profession: US writer
Born: January 19, 1887
Died: January 23, 1943
Birth Sign: Capricorn

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

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

Everything I like is either illegal, immoral or fattening.

Nothing risque, nothing gained.

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

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

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

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

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

His huff arrived and he departed in it.

It 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!

The success of our operas rests most of the time in the hands of the conductor. This person is as necessary as a tenor or a prima donna. Giuseppe Verdi

If your mind is at work, we're in danger of reproducing another cliche. If we can keep our minds out of it and our thoughts out of it, maybe we'll come up with something original. Peter Falk

Water is to me, I confess, a phenomenon which continually awakens new feelings of wonder as often as I view it. Michael Faraday quotes

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