Red Smith Quotes

Red Smith Quotes: In entertainment value, the Democratic clambake usually lays it over the Republican conclave like ice cream over parsnips.
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Red Smith Quote: In my later years I have sought to become simpler, straighter and purer in my handling of the language. I've had many writing heroes, writers who have influenced me. Of the ones still alive, I can think of E.B. White. I certainly admire the pure, crystal stream of his prose. When I was very young as a sportswriter I knowingly and unashamedly imitated others. I had a series of heroes who would delight me for a while and I'd imitate them--Damon Runyon, Westbrook Pegler, Joe Williams.
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Quotes about Red Smith: I have known writers who paid no damned attention whatever to the rules of grammar and rhetoric and somehow made the language behave for them.
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Quote about Red Smith: I think it's the real world. The people we're writing about in professional sports, they're suffering and living and dying and loving and trying to make their way through life just as the brick layers and politicians are.
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