12 Total Quotes

Russell Lynes Quotes

Any real New Yorker is a you-name-it-we-have-it-snob whose heart brims with sympathy for the millions of unfortunates who through misfortune, misguidedness or pure stupidity live anywhere else in the world.
Russell Lynes
#Heart

If you can't ignore an insult, top it; if you can't top it, laugh it off; and if you can't laugh it off, it's probably deserved.
Russell Lynes
#American Critic

The bungalow had more to do with how Americans live today than any other building that has gone remotely by the name of architecture in our history.
Russell Lynes
#American Critic

Camouflage is a game we all like to play, but our secrets are as surely revealed by what we want to seem to be as by what we want to conceal.
Russell Lynes
#American Critic

Cynicism: The intellectual cripple's substitute for intelligence
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#Intelligence #Cynicism

In my estimation, the only thing that is more to be guarded against than bad taste is good taste.
Russell Lynes
#American Critic

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 you can't laugh at it, it's probably deserved.
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#Insults

A truly appreciative child will break, lose, spoil, or fondle to death any really successful gift within a matter of minutes.
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#American Critic

Cynicism is the intellectual cripple's substitute for intelligence.
Russell Lynes
#American Critic

It is always well to accept your own shortcomings with candor but to regard those of your friends with polite incredulity.
Russell Lynes
#American Critic

The true snob never rests; there is always a higher goal to attain, and there are, by the same token, always more and more people to look down upon.
Russell Lynes
#American Critic