Quotation by Russell Baker

I worry about people who get born nowadays, because they get born into such tiny families—sometimes into no family at all. When you're the only pea in the pod, your parents are likely to get you confused with the Hope Diamond. And that encourages you to talk too much.
Russell Baker (b. 1925), U.S. journalist. "Life with Mother," Inventing the Truth: The Art and Craft of Memoir, ed. William Zinsser, Houghton Mifflin (1987).
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