Heywood Broun

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Heywood Broun (1888-1939) was an American journalist, sportswriter and newspaper columnist in New York City. He founded the American Newspaper Guild, now known as The Newspaper Guild.


  • Being a well-dressed man is a career, and he who goes in for it has no time for anything else.
  • In the march up to the heights of fame, there comes a spot close to the summit in which a man reads nothing but detective stories.
  • Nobody talks so constantly about God as those who insist that there is no God.
  • Brotherhood is not just a Bible word. Out of comradeship can come and will come the happy life for all.
  • Everybody favors free speech in the slack moments when no axes are being ground.
  • I doubt whether the world holds for any one a more soul-stirring surprise than the first adventure with ice-cream.
  • Sports do not build character. They reveal it.
  • The ability to make love frivolously is the chief characteristic which distinguishes human beings from beasts.
  • The great threat to the young and pure in heart is not what they read but what they don't read.
  • The most casual examination will reveal the fact that all the jokes about the horrible results of masculine cooking and sewing are written by men. It is all part of a great scheme of sex propaganda.
  • The tragedy of life is not that man loses but that he almost wins.

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