Alexander Woolcott

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Template:Mergeto:Alexander Woollcott Alexander Woolcott (1887–1943), essayist and theatre critic


  • I've never had the impertinence to be sorry for Helen Keller. I'd as soon be sorry for Niagara Falls. But now as I bring the story up to date, I'm shriveled with shame when I recall that at times in my life — my easy life — I've actually been sorry for myself. You too? We've got our nerve, haven't we?
    • Radio Memorial for Anne Sullivan


  • All the things I like to do are either immoral, illegal, or fattening.
  • Many of us spend half our time wishing for things we could have if we didn't spend half our time wishing.
  • Nothing risqué, nothing gained.
  • The scenery in the play was beautiful, but the actors got in front of it.
  • There's no such thing in anyone's life as an unimportant day.