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Max Eastman Quotes & Quotations
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    A joke is not a thing but a process, a trick you play on the listener's mind. You start him off toward a plausible goal, and then by a sudden twist you land him nowhere at all or just where he didn't expect to go. Max-EastmanMax Eastman
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    A poet in history is divine, but a poet in the next room is a joke. Max-EastmanMax Eastman
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    A smile is the universal welcome. Max-EastmanMax Eastman
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    Classic art was the art of necessity: modern romantic art bears the stamp of caprice and chance. Max-EastmanMax Eastman
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    Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails. Max-EastmanMax Eastman
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    Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails. What puts man in a higher state of evolution is that he has got his laugh on the right end. Max-EastmanMax Eastman
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    Emotion is the surest arbiter of a poetic choice, and it is the priest of all supreme unions in the mind. Max-EastmanMax Eastman
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    I don't know why it is we are in such a hurry to get up when we fall down. You might think we would lie there and rest for a while. Max-EastmanMax Eastman
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    It is the ability to take a joke, not make one, that proves you have a sense of humor. Max-EastmanMax Eastman
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    Laughter is, after speech, the chief thing that holds society together. Max-EastmanMax Eastman
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    People who demand neutrality in any situation are usually not neutral but in favor of the status quo. Max-EastmanMax Eastman
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    Robert Benchley has a style that is weak and lies down frequently to rest. Max-EastmanMax Eastman
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    The worst enemy of human hope is not brute facts, but men of brains who will not face them. Max-EastmanMax Eastman