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Fred Allen (1894 - 1956)
US radio comedian [more author details]
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A celebrity is a person who works hard all his life to become well known, then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized.
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Fred Allen
A conference is a gathering of important people who singly can do nothing, but together can decide that nothing can be done.
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California is a fine place to live--if you happen to be an orange.
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Committee--a group of men who individually can do nothing but as a group decide that nothing can be done.
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Hanging is too good for a man who makes puns; he should be drawn and quoted.
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Hollywood is a place where people from Iowa mistake each other for stars.
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I can't understand why a person will take a year to write a novel when he can easily buy one for a few dollars.
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Imitation is the sincerest form of television.
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What's on your mind, if you will allow the overstatement?
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You can take all the sincerity in Hollywood, place it in the navel of a firefly and still have room enough for three caraway seeds and a producer's heart.
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[Television is] the triumph of machine over people.
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I have just returned from Boston. It is the only sane thing to do if you find yourself up there.
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Fred Allen, in a letter to Groucho Marx, 1953
Television is a new medium. It's called a medium because nothing is well-done.
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Fred Allen, on the radio program The Big Show, Dec. 17, 1950

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Showing quotations 1 to 13 of 13 total.
 
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