Quotes by Robert Benchley

Robert Charles Benchley was an American humorist best known for his work as a newspaper columnist and film actor. From his beginnings at The Harvard Lampoon while attending Harvard University, through his many years writing essays and articles for Vanity Fair and The New Yorker and his acclaimed short films, Benchley's style of humor brought him respect and success during his life, from his peers at the Algonquin Round Table in New York City to contemporaries in the burgeoning film industry. Benchley is best remembered for his contributions to The New Yorker, where his essays, whether topical or absurdist, influenced many modern humorists.

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Quote by Robert Benchley

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

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Quote by Robert Benchley

The freelance writer is a man who is paid per piece or per word or perhaps.

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A boy can learn a lot from a dog: obedience, loyalty, and the importance of turning around three times before lying down.

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Drawing on my fine command of the English language, I said nothing.

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The surest way to make a monkey of a man is to quote him.

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