Alexander Woollcott Quotes (30 quotes)
“At 83 Shaw's mind was perhaps not quite as good as it used to be, but it was still better than anyone else's.”
Referring to George Bernard Shaw in While Rome Burns (1934)
On actors and prostitutes, from his column, as republished in Shouts and Murmurs: Echoes of a Thousand and One First Nights (1922), p. 57
“Once in pre-war days, when curiously-bonneted women drivers were familiar sights at the taxi-wheels, I cried out to one in my dismay: Is there no speed limit in this mad city?
Oh, yes, monsieur, she answered sweetly over her shoulder, but no one has ever succeeded in reaching it.”
The Paris Taxi-Driver Considered as an Artist, in Enchanted Aisles (1924)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsAlexander Woollcott
Born: January 19, 1887
Died: January 23, 1943 (aged 56)
Occupation: Critic, essayist, playwright, editor, actor, raconteur
Bio: Alexander Humphreys Woollcott was an American critic and commentator for The New Yorker magazine and a member of the Algonquin Round Table.