Robert Benchley Inspirational Quotes

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  • It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous.

    Quoted in Reader's Digest, Sept. 1949. According to Nigel Rees, Cassell's Humorous Quotations, the following appeared in Punch in 1924: " 'It took me nearly ten years to learn that I couldn't write.' 'I suppose you gave it up then?' 'Oh, no! By that time I had a reputation established.' " The issue referred to by Rees is 6 Feb., and the cartoonist is R. Curry.
  • Drawing on my fine command of the English language, I said nothing.

    "With Truth as Our Sword". Book by C. E. Sylvester, February 2005.

Robert Benchley

  • Born: September 15, 1889
  • Died: November 21, 1945
  • Occupation: Humorist
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