Alistair Cooke was born 20 November 1908, and died 30 March 2004
- A professional is someone who can do his best work when he doesn’t feel like it.
- Every sport pretends to be literature…
- In the best of times, our days are numbered anyway. So it would be a crime against nature for any generation to take the world crisis so solemnly that it put off enjoying those things for which we were designed in the first place: the opportunity to do good work, to enjoy friends, to fall in love, to hit a ball, and to bounce a baby.
- Curiosity is free-wheeling intelligence.
- People in America, when listening to radio, like to lean forward. People in Britain like to lean back.
Cooke was a British/American journalist, television personality and broadcaster. He was known for Letter from America and Alistair Cooke’s America, and as the host of PBS Masterpiece Theater from 1971 to 1992.
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