Alexander Woollcott Quotes

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To all things clergic, I am allergic.
— Alexander Woollcott

clergy

She is so odd a blend of Little Nell and Lady Macbeth.
Everything I like is either illegal, immoral or fattening.
— Alexander Woollcott

dieting

I must get out of these wet clothes, and into a dry martini!
— Alexander Woollcott

drinking

Character is made by what you stand for; reputation by what you fall for.
— Alexander Woollcott
Many of us spend half our time wishing for things we could have if we didn't spend half our time wishing.
— Alexander Woollcott
Many of us spend half of our time wishing for things we could have if we didn't spend half our time wishing.
— Alexander Woollcott

work

I'm tired of hearing it said that democracy doesn't work. Of course it doesn't work. We are supposed to work it.
— Alexander Woollcott

civic duty democracy

It has been said that she died in harness.  That expression of a plodder overtaken by death is inadequate for so gallant, so defiantly twinkling an exit.  She was a boat that went to the bottom with its orchestra playing gaily.

actors

I count it a high honor to belong to a trade in which the good men write each piece, each paragraph, each sentence, as lovingly as any Addison, and do so in the full knowledge that by noon the next day it will have been used to light a fire or saved, if at all, to line a shelf.

columnists