Russell Lynes Quotes

Russell Lynes Quotes: The Art Snob can be recognized in the home by the quick look he gives the pictures on your walls, quick but penetrating, as though he were undressing them. This is followed either by complete and pained silence or a comment such as 'That's really a very pleasant little water color you have there.
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Russell Lynes Quote: The true snob never rests; there is always a higher goal to attain, and there are, by the same token, always more and more people to look down upon.
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Quotes about Russell Lynes: Are you always this stupid or are you making a special effort today?
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Quote about Russell Lynes: There is a distinction to be drawn between true collectors and accumulators. Collectors are discriminating; accumulators act at random. The Collyer brothers, who died among the tons of newspapers and trash with which they filled every cubic foot of their house so that they could scarcely move, were a classic example of accumulators, but there are many of us whose houses are filled with all manner of things that we
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Russell Lynes Sayings: Improvisation was the blood and bone of jazz, and in the classic, New Orleans jazz it was collective improvisation in which each performer, seemingly going his own melodic way, played in harmony, dissonance, or counterpoint with the improvisations of his colleagues. Quite unlike ragtime, which was written down in many cases by its composers and could be repeated note for note (if not expression for expression) by others, jazz was a performer's not a composer's art.
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Russell Lynes Saying: It is always well to accept your own shortcomings with candor but to regard those of your friends with polite incredulity.
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