Quotations by Jimmy Breslin

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Born: Friday, October 17, 1930
Profession: Entertainer
Nationality: American


Complainant received immediate lacerations of the credibility.
- Jimmy Breslin
(Keywords: Credibility)

Designed by architects with honorable intentions but hands of palsy.
- Jimmy Breslin
(Keywords: Intentions)

Football is a game designed to keep coal miners off the streets.
- Jimmy Breslin
(Keywords: Football)

I busted out of the place in a hurry and went to a saloon and drank beer and said that for the rest of my life I'd never take a job in a place where you couldn't throw cigarette butts on the floor. I was hooked on this writing for newspapers and magazines.
- Jimmy Breslin
(Keywords: Life, Beer, Job, Newspapers, Rest, Writing)

If a man, for private profit, tears at the public news, does so with the impatience of one who thinks he actually owns the news you get, it is against the national interest.
- Jimmy Breslin
(Keywords: Impatience, Interest, Man, News, Profit, Public, Tears)

Media, the plural of mediocrity.
- Jimmy Breslin
(Keywords: Media, Mediocrity)

Politics, where fat, bald, disagreeable men, unable to be candidates themselves, teach a president how to act on a public stage.
- Jimmy Breslin
(Keywords: Men, Politics, Act, President, Public)

Rage is the only quality which has kept me, or anybody I have ever studied, writing columns for newspapers.
- Jimmy Breslin
(Keywords: Quality, Newspapers, Writing)

Speaks cheerful English and in the past has written this language with a paintbrush that talks.
- Jimmy Breslin
(Keywords: English, Language, Past)

The first funeral for Andrew Goodman was at night and it was a lot of work. To begin with they had to kill him.
- Jimmy Breslin
(Keywords: Work, First, Night)

The number one rule of thieves is that nothing is too small to steal.
- Jimmy Breslin
(Keywords: Nothing)

The professional arsonist builds vacant lots for money.
- Jimmy Breslin
(Keywords: Money)

Those of Manhattan are the brokers on Wall Street and they talk of people who went to the same colleges; those from Queens are margin clerks in the back offices and they speak of friends who live in the same neighborhood.
- Jimmy Breslin
(Keywords: People, Friends, Talk)

When you stop drinking, you have to deal with this marvelous personality that started you drinking in the first place.
- Jimmy Breslin
(Keywords: Drinking, First, Personality)

Why something in the public interest such as television news can be fought over, like a chain of hamburger stands, eludes me.
- Jimmy Breslin
(Keywords: Interest, News, Public, Television)







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