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Alexander Woollcott

Data de nascimento: 19. Janeiro 1887
Data de falecimento: 23. Janeiro 1943

Alexander Humphreys Woollcott foi um crítico e comentarista do 'The New Yorker', e membro do 'Algonquin Round Table'.

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„Todas as coisas de que gosto ou são imorais e ilegais ou engordam.“

—  Alexander Woollcott

All the things I really like to do are either illegal, immoral, or fattening
Alexander Woollcott, in: "The Knock at the Stage Door", segundo "A Dictionary of Catch Phrases: British and American, from the Sixteenth Century to the Present Day"; Por Eric Partridge, Paul Beale; Publicado por Routledge, 1986; ISBN 041505916X, 9780415059169; 416 páginas http://books.google.com.br/books?id=Nm3jbg0JalMC&pg=PA24&dq=All+the+things+I+really+like+to+do+are+either+illegal,+immoral,+or+fattening&client=firefox-a

„[You look like] a dishonest Abe Lincoln.“

—  Alexander Woollcott

Describing Harold Ross, fellow Round Table member and founder of The New Yorker, as quoted in The American Treasury, 1455-1955 (1955) by Clifton Fadiman, Charles Lincoln Van Doren, p. 461; variants of this quote begin "He looks like..." "He looked like..." etc.

„The two oldest professions in the world — ruined by amateurs.“

—  Alexander Woollcott

On actors and prostitutes, from his column, as republished in Shouts and Murmurs: Echoes of a Thousand and One First Nights (1922), p. 57.

„I must get out of these wet clothes and into a dry martini.“

—  Alexander Woollcott

Reported as a misattribution in Paul F. Boller, Jr., and John George, They Never Said It: A Book of Fake Quotes, Misquotes, & Misleading Attributions (1989), p. 132.
Misattributed

„All the things I really like to do are either illegal, immoral, or fattening.“

—  Alexander Woollcott

"The Knock at the Stage Door" in Reader's Digest (December 1933); also in A Dictionary of Catch Phrases : British and American, from the Sixteenth Century to the Present Day (1986) http://books.google.com.br/books?id=Nm3jbg0JalMC&pg=PA24&dq=All+the+things+I+really+like+to+do+are+either+illegal,+immoral,+or+fattening by Eric Partridge and Paul Beale, ISBN 041505916X, ISBN 9780415059169 .

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