Russell Lynes quotes

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The analogy between baseball fans and jazz fans is closer, it seems to me, than that between other audiences. The aficionados are ...
Improvisation was the blood and bone of jazz, and in the classic, New Orleans jazz it was collective improvisation in which each p ...
A lady is nothing very specific. One man's lady is another man's woman; sometimes, one man's lady is another man's wife. Definitio ...
There is a distinction to be drawn between true collectors and accumulators. Collectors are discriminating; accumulators act at ra ...
It is always well to accept your own shortcomings with candor but to regard those of your friends with polite incredulity.
American manners have evolved in a climate in many ways very different from those of the civilization to which most Americans owe ...
The only gracious way to accept an insult is to ignore it; if you can't ignore it, top it; if you can't top it, laugh at it; if yo ...
The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done you a small favor wish that he might have done you a greater ...
You cannot tell a man that he is a lowbrow any more than you can tell a woman that her clothes are in bad taste, but a highbrow do ...
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