11 Total Quotes

Brendan Gill Quotes

Parody is homage gone sour.
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#American Critic

I will try to cram these paragraphs full of facts and give them a weight and shape no greater than that of a cloud of blue butterflies.
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#American Critic #Facts

It is not uncommon for contracts like this to run later than expected. We're just not at that stage yet to proceed.
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#Contracts

Express doesn't necessarily mean faster. It just means direct -- direct to the bridge.
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#Bridge

Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious.
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#Life #American Critic

If it were better, it wouldn't be as good.
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#American Critic

It is in the nature of the New Yorker to be as topical as possible, on a level that is often small in scale and playful in intention.
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#American Critic

The guns of the big events rumble through our pages, but the tiny firecrackers are constantly hissing and popping there as well; it appears that much of my life as a journalist has been devoted to sedulously setting off firecrackers.
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#Journalists #Guns