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Robert Benchley Quotes

A freelance is one who gets paid by the word
per piece or perhaps.
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A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.

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We are constantly being surprised that people did things well before we were born.

— Robert Benchley

If there is a streak of ham anywhere in an actor, Shakespeare will bring it out.

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The art of cursing people seems to have lost its tang since the old days when a good malediction took four deep breaths to deliverand sent the outfielders scurrying toward the fence to field.

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Next to a shot of some good, habit-forming narcotic, there is nothing like travelling alone as a 'builder-upper.

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You want to go easy on the suicide stuff - first thing you know, you'll ruin your health.

— Robert Benchley

The way to go to the circus, however, is with someone who has seen perhaps one theatrical performance before in his life and that in the High School hall ... The scales of sophistication are struck from your eyes and you see in the circus a gathering of men and women who are able to do things as a matter of course which you couldn't do if your life depended on it.

— Robert Benchley

She sleeps alone at last.

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There are several ways to apportion the family income, all of them unsatisfactory.

— Robert Benchley

A freelance is one who gets paid by the word
per piece or perhaps.

— Robert Benchley

It is one of the most discouraging experiences I have ever had, not forgetting the time when I winked at the Queen Mother in London once.

— Robert Benchley

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