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"A word is a bud attempting to become a twig. How can one not dream while writing? It is the pen which dreams. The blank page gives the right to dream.A word is a bud attempting to become a twig. How can one not dream while writing? It is the pen which dreams. The blank page gives the right to dream."
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Jimmy Breslin Quotes
A job on a newspaper is a special thing. Every day you take something that you found out about, and you put it down and in a matter of hours it becomes a product. Not just a product like a can or something. It is a personal product that people, a lot of people, take the time to sit down and read.
Jimmy Breslin

Complainant received immediate lacerations of the credibility.
Jimmy Breslin

Designed by architects with honorable intentions but hands of palsy.
Jimmy Breslin

Football is a game designed to keep coal miners off the streets.
Jimmy Breslin

I busted out of the place in a hurry and went to a saloon and drank beer and said that for the rest of my life I'd never take a job in a place where you couldn't throw cigarette butts on the floor. I was hooked on this writing for newspapers and magazines.
Jimmy Breslin

If a man, for private profit, tears at the public news, does so with the impatience of one who thinks he actually owns the news you get, it is against the national interest.
Jimmy Breslin

Men in the uniform of Wall Street retirement: black Chesterfield coat, rimless glasses and the Times folded to the obituary page.
Jimmy Breslin

Out in the ocean, a rope is put around the man's neck. The other end of the rope is attached to an old jukebox and it is thrown overboard. The man invariably follows.
Jimmy Breslin

People born in Queens, raised to say that each morning they get on the subway and "go to the city," have a resentment of Manhattan, of the swiftness of its life and success of the people who live there.
Jimmy Breslin

Politics, where fat, bald, disagreeable men, unable to be candidates themselves, teach a president how to act on a public stage.
Jimmy Breslin

Precious was one of a large number of people on the street, many of whom appeared to be women; some, like Precious, actually were.
Jimmy Breslin

Speaks cheerful English and in the past has written this language with a paintbrush that talks.
Jimmy Breslin

The auditorium, named after a dead Queens politician is windowless in honor of the secrecy in which he lived and, probably, the bank vaults he frequented.
Jimmy Breslin

The first funeral for Andrew Goodman was at night and it was a lot of work. To begin with they had to kill him.
Jimmy Breslin

The number one rule of thieves is that nothing is too small to steal.
Jimmy Breslin

The office of president is a bastardized thing, half royalty and half democracy, that nobody knows whether to genuflect or spit.
Jimmy Breslin

The only reason this country is different from any place else is that once in a great while, this huge, snobbish, generally untalented news reporting business stops covering stories of interest only to itself and actually serves the public.
Jimmy Breslin

The other feature is a gymnasium named after another dead politician who was gifted with fast and extremely sure hands.
Jimmy Breslin

Those of Manhattan are the brokers on Wall Street and they talk of people who went to the same colleges; those from Queens are margin clerks in the back offices and they speak of friends who live in the same neighborhood.
Jimmy Breslin

When you stop drinking, you have to deal with this marvelous personality that started you drinking in the first place.
Jimmy Breslin

Why something in the public interest such as television news can be fought over, like a chain of hamburger stands, eludes me.
Jimmy Breslin

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1930-10-17
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