The person who can bring the spirit of laughter into a room is indeed blessed.

— Bennett Cerf

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For me, a hearty "belly laugh" is one of the beautiful sounds in the world.

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In a notable family called Stein There were Gertrude, and Ep, and then Ein.

Gert's writing was hazy, Ep's statues were crazy, And nobody understood Ein.

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There once was a student named Bessor Whose knowledge grew lessor and lessor.

It at last grew so small He knew nothing at all, And today he's a college professor!

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Football season: The only time of the year when a man can walk down the street with a blond on one arm and a blanket on the other without encountering raised eyebrows.

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They tell about a fifteen-year-old boy in an orphans' home who had an incurable stutter. One Sunday the minister was detained and the boy volunteered to say the prayer in his stead. He did it perfectly, too, without a single stutter. Later he explained, "I don't stutter when I talk to God. He loves me."

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I think it's become fashionable for the snobbish egghead today to make fun of television. I've heard many people, boast, "I would never have a television set in my house," well, these people are fools.

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I think the right to read, is one of our inherent rights, and I think that people in America today are intelligent enough to decide for themselves what they want to read. Without being told, by self-appointed people, you must not read this, or you cannot read this.

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TV's sameness has destroyed many things, such as the American urge toward independent thought.

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Oratory is the art of making a loud noise sound like a deep thought.

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The Atomic Age is here to stay - but are we?

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Banquet: a plate of cold, hairy chicken and artificially coloured green peas completely surrounded by dreary speeches and appeals for donations.

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I can't say this too often - that a little humor can make life worth living.

That has always been my credo. Somebody once asked me, 'What would you like your epitaph to be?' I've always said that I'd like it to be: He left people a little happier than they were when he came into the room.

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About Bennett Cerf

Quotes 29 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Journalist
Birthday October 16

Most of the things that are supposed to be so objectionable in books are things that every teenager, in the United States, not only knows, but has talked about at length in school, or on the way home from school.

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The fundamental difference between the mystery story and the ghost story is the fact that a mystery demands a solution for its effectiveness; a ghost story is necessarily unsolvable; the reader must be willing to accept the fact that nothing is proved.

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There is a mass of people, we might as well admit, who if they weren't watching television, would be doing absolutely nothing else.

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Everybody was being decent, and when people are decent, thing work out for everybody. That has been my theory all through life. If you're making money, let the other fellow make it too. If somebody's getting hurt, it's bad, but if you can work a thing out so that everybody profits that's the ideal business.

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Television, I love it, everything that happened before television lumped together, never caused folks to turn on a street to stare at me, or waitresses to ask for autographs.

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Reading is a pleasure of the mind, which means that it is a little like a sport: your eagerness and knowledge and quickness count for something. The fun of reading is not that something is told to you, but that you stretch your mind. Your own imagination works along with the authors, or even goes beyond his, yields the same or different conclusions, and your ideas develop as you understand his.

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Censor: A self-appointed snoophound who sticks his nose in other people's business.

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One of the troubles of the day, observes Mr.

C.N. Peac, is that once we came upon the little red schoolhouse, whereas now we come upon the little-read school boy.

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An oboe is an ill-wind that nobody blows good.

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I don't stutter when I talk to God. He loves me.

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Politicians are like ships: noisiest when lost in a fog.

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One of the greatest threats facing book publishing, and the entire country for that matter, is censorship.

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A pat on the back, through only a few vertebrae removed from a kick in the pants, is miles ahead in results.

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Fame - anyone who says he doesn't like it is crazy

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The fact that we don't read more books in America can be traced squarely to the fact that we have newspapers that are about a hundred times as big as the newspapers anywhere else.

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Do I believe in ghosts? Of course I do.

So do you. Deep in the souls of the most sophisticated of us is lurking a fear of the supernatural which all the discoveries of scientists cannot eradicate.

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