From our Humor Department:
Great literature must spring from an upheaval in the author’s soul. If that upheaval is not present then it must come from the works of any other author which happens to be handy and easily adapted.
There is a note in the front of the volume saying that no public reading may be given without first getting the author’s permission. It ought to be made much more difficult to do than that.
I have been told by hospital authorities that more copies of my works are left behind by departing patients than those of any other author.
– Robert Benchley
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