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#1. Football is a game designed to keep coal miners off the streets. - Author: Jimmy Breslin
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#2. Complainant received immediate lacerations of the credibility. - Author: Jimmy Breslin
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#3. 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. - Author: Jimmy Breslin
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#4. Pick up any newspaper in the morning. Count the words in the lead sentences. There will be at least 25 in all of them: Guaranteed. The writers just want to tell you how many degrees they have from this college or that university. - Author: Jimmy Breslin
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#5. Why something in the public interest such as television news can be fought over, like a chain of hamburger stands, eludes me. - Author: Jimmy Breslin
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#6. People born in Queens, raised to say that each morning they get on the subway and "go to the city," have a resentment of Manhattan, of the swiftness of its life and success of the people who live there. - Author: Jimmy Breslin
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#7. Shoelaces are the first way society ties up the individual. - Author: Jimmy Breslin
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#8. I'm on my high school football team and MUST show how much I know. - Author: Jimmy Breslin
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#9. When you leave New York you ain't going anywhere. - Author: Jimmy Breslin
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#10. When you stop drinking, you have to deal with this marvelous personality that started you drinking in the first place. - Author: Jimmy Breslin
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#11. The professional arsonist builds vacant lots for money. - Author: Jimmy Breslin
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#12. The Mets lose an awful lot?
Listen, mister. Think a little bit.
When was the last time you won anything out of life? - Author: Jimmy Breslin
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#13. 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. - Author: Jimmy Breslin
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#14. Out in the ocean, a rope is put around the man's neck. The other end of the rope is attached to an old jukebox and it is thrown overboard. The man invariably follows. - Author: Jimmy Breslin
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#15. I don't know any other columnists, and I don't know what they do. I work the single! And nobody does what I do, anyway. - Author: Jimmy Breslin
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#16. The number one rule of thieves is that nothing is too small to steal. - Author: Jimmy Breslin
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#17. If you gather a lot of stuff, then you write it, write in scenes with dialogue. Somewhere in the middle, rising from all this research like strong metal towers, is your opinions. - Author: Jimmy Breslin
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#18. The test of a good idea is its ability to last through a hangover - Author: Jimmy Breslin
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#19. True New Yorkers do not really seek information about the outside world. They feel that if anything is not in New York it is not likely to be interesting. - Author: Jimmy Breslin
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#20. Politics, where fat, bald, disagreeable men, unable to be candidates themselves, teach a president how to act on a public stage. - Author: Jimmy Breslin
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#21. I played football. I played trumpet. I could draw. - Author: Jimmy Breslin
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#22. So the Mets are a bad ball club. All right, they're the worst ball club you ever saw. So what? The important thing is they are in the National League and they are familiar. - Author: Jimmy Breslin
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#23. Newspapers are so boring. How can you read a newspaper that starts with a 51-word lead sentence? - Author: Jimmy Breslin
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#24. 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. - Author: Jimmy Breslin
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#25. That's the horrible thing starting out, you get distracted a lot because anything is easier than writing. It's just the same enemy - blank paper. - Author: Jimmy Breslin
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#26. 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. - Author: Jimmy Breslin
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#27. I became a copy boy. Not for long. I started writing stories. - Author: Jimmy Breslin
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#28. Rage is the only quality which has kept me, or anybody I have ever studied, writing columns for newspapers. - Author: Jimmy Breslin
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#29. Precious was one of a large number of people on the street, many of whom appeared to be women; some, like Precious, actually were. - Author: Jimmy Breslin
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#30. 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. - Author: Jimmy Breslin
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#31. Don't call me a journalist; I hate the word. It's pretentious! - Author: Jimmy Breslin
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#32. Designed by architects with honorable intentions but hands of palsy. - Author: Jimmy Breslin
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#33. Those of Manhattan are the brokers on Wall Street and they talk of people who went to the same colleges; those from Queens are margin clerks in the back offices and they speak of friends who live in the same neighborhood. - Author: Jimmy Breslin
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#34. Media, the plural of mediocrity. - Author: Jimmy Breslin
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#35. Pointing to the mutual envy of businessmen and politicians who are often out of their field in each other's area,, the author quotes the wisdom, A wise shoemaker sticks to his trade and maintains a mouthful of nails. - Author: Jimmy Breslin
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#36. Speaks cheerful English and in the past has written this language with a paintbrush that talks. - Author: Jimmy Breslin
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#37. Don't try to tell Namath's people on First Avenue about Babe Ruth, because they don't even know the name. In fact, with the young, you can forget all of baseball. The sport is gone. But if you ever have seen Ruth, and then you see Namath, you know there is very little difference. - Author: Jimmy Breslin
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#38. The office of president is a bastardized thing, half royalty and half democracy that nobody knows whether to genuflect or spit. - Author: Jimmy Breslin
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#39. Marvelous Marv was holding down first base. This is like saying Willie Sutton works at your bank. - Author: Jimmy Breslin
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#40. Men in the uniform of Wall Street retirement: black Chesterfield coat, rimless glasses and the Times folded to the obituary page.. - Author: Jimmy Breslin
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#41. The first funeral for Andrew Goodman was at night and it was a lot of work. To begin with they had to kill him. - Author: Jimmy Breslin
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#42. A job on a newspaper is a special thing. Every day you take something that you found out about, and you put it down and in a matter of hours it becomes a product. Not just a product like a can or something. It is a personal product that people, a lot of people, take the time to sit down and read. - Author: Jimmy Breslin
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#43. Anything that isn't writing is easy - Author: Jimmy Breslin
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#44. The other feature is a gymnasium named after another dead politician who was gifted with fast and extremely sure hands. - Author: Jimmy Breslin
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#45. Don't trust a brilliant idea unless it survives the hangover. - Author: Jimmy Breslin
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