A. J. Liebling – Southern political personalities, like sweet…

Southern political personalities, like sweet corn, travel badly. They lose flavor with every hundred yards…


“Southern political personalities, like sweet corn, travel badly. They lose flavor with every hundred yards away from the patch. By the time they reach New York, they are like Golden Bantam that has been trucked up from Texas – stale and unprofitable. The consumer forgets that the corn tastes different where it grows.”
-A. J. Liebling

A. J. Liebling – The pattern of a newspaperman’s…

The pattern of a newspaperman’s life is like the plot of ‘Black Beauty.’ Sometimes he…


“The pattern of a newspaperman’s life is like the plot of ‘Black Beauty.’ Sometimes he finds a kind master who gives him a dry stall and an occasional bran mash in the form of a Christmas bonus, sometimes he falls into the hands of a mean owner who drives him in spite of spavins and expects him to live on potato peelings.”
-A. J. Liebling