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Robert Benchley

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Opera is when a guy gets stabbed in the back and, instead of bleeding, he sings.

— Robert Benchley

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

— Robert Benchley

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

— Robert Benchley

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It took me fifteen years to discover that I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous.

— Robert Benchley

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There are two kinds of travel: first class and with children.

— Robert Benchley

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A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.

— Robert Benchley

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Central Park is the grandiose symbol of the front yard each child in New York hasn't got.

— Robert Benchley


The only cure for a real hangover is death.

— Robert Benchley

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One, two, three / Buckle my shoe.

— Robert Benchley

#rhyme #surreal #humor

New York - The city where the people from Oshkosh look at the people from Dubuque in the next theater seats and say "These New Yorkers don't dress any better than we do.

— Robert Benchley


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PubliRobert Benchleyd by Wings (January 30 1996) ISBN 978-0-517-41139-1. The resulting film How to Sleep was filmed in two days and featured Benchley as both the narrator and sleeper the latter a role Benchley claimed was "not much of a strain as [he] was in bed most of the time. A.

His legacy includes written work and numerous short film appearances. He also made a name for himself in Hollywood when his short film How to Sleep was a popular success and won Best Short Subject at the 1935 Academy Awards and his many memorable appearances in films such as Alfred Hitchcock's Foreign Correspondent and a dramatic turn in Nice Girl?. 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 New York City and his peers at the Algonquin Round Table to contemporaries in the burgeoning film industry.

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