Jimmy Breslin Quotes

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Jimmy Breslin Quotes

Designed by architects with honorable intentions but hands of palsy.
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Reporting is all about legwork, getting out and finding the story. But all the stories are on the top floors, so you have to learn to climb stairs. That's what reporting is all about, climbing tenement stairs.

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I'm on my high school football team and MUST show how much I know.

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Shoelaces are the first way society ties up the individual.

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The number one rule of thieves is that nothing is too small to steal.

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If a man, for private profit, tears at the public news, does so with the impatience of one who thinks he actually owns the news you get, it is against the national interest.

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Media, the plural of mediocrity.

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Football is a game designed to keep coal miners off the streets.

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Politics, where fat, bald, disagreeable men, unable to be candidates themselves, teach a president how to act on a public stage.

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Newspapers are so boring. How can you read a newspaper that starts with a 51-word lead sentence?

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I busted out of the place in a hurry and went to a saloon and drank beer and said that for the rest of my life I'd never take a job in a place where you couldn't throw cigarette butts on the floor. I was hooked on this writing for newspapers and magazines.

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Rage is the only quality which has kept me, or anybody I have ever studied, writing columns for newspapers.

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All political power is primarily an illusion. Illusion. Mirrors and blue smoke, beautiful blue smoke rolling over the surface of highly polished mirrors, first a thin veil of blue smoke, then a thick cloud that suddenly dissolves into wisps of blue smoke, the mirrors catching it all, bouncing it back and forth.

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What you want to do is not go to work. You're not missing a thing. The worst thing I did was start work young.

— Jimmy Breslin

Designed by architects with honorable intentions but hands of palsy.

— Jimmy Breslin

The auditorium, named after a dead Queens politician is windowless in honor of the secrecy in which he lived and, probably, the bank vaults he frequented.

— Jimmy Breslin

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