The trouble with born-again Christians is that they are an even bigger pain the second time around.

— Herb Caen

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Just two days in Manhattan and you find yourself looking for a place to wash your handkerchief after you wipe your forehead and it comes away black. Is there a dirtier or more fascinating city anywhere in the land? The answer to both parts of the question has to be positively negative.

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A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew.

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Cockroaches and socialites are the only things that can stay up all night and eat anything.

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I sometimes worry about my short attention span, but not for long.

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Isn't it nice that people who prefer Los Angeles to San Francisco live there?

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A city is not gauged by its length and width, but by the broadness of its vision and the height of its dreams.

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It is better to have loved and lost, but only if you have a good attorney.

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Martinis are like breasts, one isn't enough, and three is too many.

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All American cars are basically Chevrolets.

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There are a thousand viewpoints in the viewtiful city.

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One day if I do go to heaven...I'll look around and say, 'It ain't bad, but it ain't San Francisco.

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The only thing wrong with immortality is that it tends to go on forever.

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About Herb Caen

Quotes 32 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Journalist
Birthday October 16

Logic is no answer to passion.

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Satire of satire tends to be self-canceling, and deliberate shock tactics soon lose their ability to shock, especially when they're too deliberate.

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The world of Manhattan is small and tightly knit, and the man on top retains a certain humility. He knows how far and fast he can fall by looking at the guy across the street. The view from the $250,000 apartment covers a lot of ground, most of it condemned.

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Best trumpet: Mike Vax, an alumnus of the Kenton Band, who plays every style with a bright cutting edge, throwing in bop riffs here and there.

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The precise location of heaven on earth has never been established but it may very well be right here

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Americans are pragmatic, relatively uncomplicated, hearty and given to broad humor.

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We are reorganizing in order to eliminate duplication and redundancy.

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San Francisco isn't what it used to be, and it never was.

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The clock doesn't matter in baseball.

Time stands still or moves backwards. Theoretically, one game could go on forever. Some seem to.

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A city is a state - of mind, of taste, of opportunity.

A city is a marketplace - where ideas are traded, opinions clash and eternal conflict may produce eternal truths.

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God! I loove this city!

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When a place advertises itself as 'World Famous,' you may be sure it isn't.

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The waterfront without the Ferry Tower would be like a birthday cake without a candle.

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I tend to live in the past because most of my life is there.

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You cover Q-tips with sandpaper and ram them up your nostrils as far as they will go. Then you sniff talcum powder while shredding hundred dollar bills.

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Baffling late-life discovery: Golfers wear those awful clothes on purpose.

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We (San Francisco) have football weather during baseball season, and baseball weather during football season.

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I have a memory like an elephant. I remember every elephant I've ever met.

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The clock doesn?t matter in baseball.

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