Robert Charles Benchley movie quotes

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Identikit and personal data
Name
Robert Charles
Last name
Benchley
Born
September 15, 1889 in Worcester
Died
November 21, 1945 in New York
Gender
male
Nationality
North American
Profession
humorist, actor, scriptwriter, journalist
Zodiac sign
Virgo
Robert Charles Benchley movie quotes, phrases and lines
41 in english
Robert Charles Benchley quotes
  • “Why don't you get out of that wet coat and into a dry martini?”
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  • “As for me, except for an occasional heart attack, I feel as young as I ever did.”
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  • “I find that, while working, a pipe is a great source of inspiration. A pipe can be placed diagonally across the keys of a typewriter so that they will not function, or it can be made to give out such a cloud of smoke that I cannot see the paper.”
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  • “Anyone can do any amount of work provided it isn't the work he is supposed to be doing at the moment.”
    Robert Charles Benchley
    [Tag:working]
  • “A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down. ”
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  • “Just think of all the things you can do after 40! Professor Webster was 57 when he cut up Dr. Parkman and threw him into the furnace of the Harvard Medical School, and Dr. Parkman was 70 himself!”
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  • “Most of the arguments to which I am party fall somewhat short of being impressive, knowing to the fact that neither I nor my opponent knows what we are talking about.”
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  • “The surest way to make a monkey of a man is to quote him.”
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  • “I do most of my work sitting down; that's where I shine.”
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  • “Every man owes it to himself (and to his friends) to get away entirely alone in an isolated shack every so often, if only to find out just what bad company he can be.”
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  • “Anything can happen, but it usually doesn't.”
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  • Drawing on my fine command of the English language, I said nothing.”
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  • “I have tried to know absolutely nothing about a great many things, and I have succeeded fairly well.”
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  • “An ardent supporter of the hometown team should go to a game prepared to take offense no matter what happens.”
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  • “When I was a child I was of an affectionate disposition, but not enough to get arrested.”
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  • “A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around
    three times before lying down.”

    Robert Charles Benchley
    [Tag:dogs]
  • “Anyone can do any amount of work, provided it isn't the work he
    is supposed to be doing.”

    Robert Charles Benchley
  • “Dachshunds are ideal dogs for small children, as they are already
    stretched and pulled to such a length that a child cannot do much
    harm one way or another.”

    Robert Charles Benchley
    [Tag:dogs]
  • “Defining and analyzing humor is a pastime of humorless people.”
    Robert Charles Benchley
    [Tag:humor]
  • “Drinking makes such fools of people, and people are such fools to
    begin with it's just compounding the felony.”

    Robert Charles Benchley
  • “For a nation which has an almost evil reputation for bustle,
    bustle, bustle, and rush, rush, rush, we spend an enormous amount
    of time standing around in line in front of windows, just
    waiting.”

    Robert Charles Benchley
    [Tag:idleness]
  • “I didn't ought to have went.”
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    [Tag:traveling]
  • “It was only one of those plays in which the actors,
    unfortunately, enunciated very clearly.”

    Robert Charles Benchley
    [Tag:actors]
  • “Defining and analyzing humor is a pastime of humorless people.”
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  • “There are various forms of the disease, the victim of which is unable to say 'No.' Some of these forms are more serious than others, and often lead to electrocution or marriage.”
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