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Today's Quotes - Art Buchwald

posted May 18, 2009, 7:31 AM by Amazing Anastasia
Art Buchwald was born at Mt. Vernon, New York on October 20th in
1925, and raised in Queens, mostly in foster homes. He didn't
graduate from high school, but found a drunk stranger to
forge his father's signature so he could join the Marines at
sixteen. He attended the University of Southern California on
his return, until he learned that he could go to Paris on the
GI Bill. He was soon writing for Variety magazine and the New
York Herald Tribune. (He covered the nightlife in Paris for
the Tribune and was soon the best-fed newsman in Europe.) The
Tribune syndicated his column in 1952, in 1962 he moved back
to the US and maintains an office on Pennsylvania Avenue at
Washington City, down the street from the White House he
poked fun at. He was awarded a Pulitzer in 1982 for his
commentary, published over thirty books, and his column
appeared in some 550 papers.

Today's Quotes:

The best things in life aren't things.

If you attack the establishment long enough and hard enough,
they will make you a member of it.

People ask what I am really trying to do with humor. The
answer is, 'I'm getting even.' ... For me, being funny is the
best revenge.

Television has a real problem. They have no page two.

We seem to be going through a period of nostalgia, and
everyone seems to think yesterday was better than today. I
don't think it was, and I would advise you not to wait ten
years before admitting today was great. If you're hung up on
nostalgia, pretend today is yesterday and just go out and
have one hell of a time.

An economist is a man who knows a hundred ways of making love
but doesn’t know any women.

If you can make people laugh, you get all the love you want.
     All from Art Buchwald, 1925 - 2007
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