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List of Leo Rosten quotes, ordered by how popular they are among Ranker users. These famous quotes by Leo Rosten focus on various subjects, which are included next to each quotation. People often look to quotes for guidance, as the best quotes offer a concise and fresh perspective on feelings we struggle to put into words. Not all of these sayings can be considered inspirational Leo Rosten quotes, but they're all definitely thought provoking and smart.

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Humor is the affectionate comm... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Leo Rosten Quotes
Humor is the affectionate communication of insight. Humour

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Humor is, I think, the sublets... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Leo Rosten Quotes
Humor is, I think, the sublets and chanciest of literary forms. It is surely not accidental that there are a thousand novelists, essayists, poets or journalists for each humorist. It is a long, long time between James Thurbers Humour

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Satire is focused bitterness. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Leo Rosten Quotes
Satire is focused bitterness. Sarcasm

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I never cease being dumbfounde... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Leo Rosten Quotes
I never cease being dumbfounded by the unbelievable things people believe. Belief

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Truth is stranger than fiction... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Leo Rosten Quotes
Truth is stranger than fiction; fiction has to make sense. Truth

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We see things as we are, not a... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Leo Rosten Quotes
We see things as we are, not as they are. Appearance

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Every writer is a narcissist. ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Leo Rosten Quotes
Every writer is a narcissist. This does not mean that he is vain; it only means that he is hopelessly self-absorbed. Writers and Writing

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Extremists think communication... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Leo Rosten Quotes
Extremists think communication means agreeing with them. Communication

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The only reason for being a pr... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Leo Rosten Quotes
The only reason for being a professional writer is that you can't help it. Writers and Writing

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A writer writes not because he... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Leo Rosten Quotes
A writer writes not because he is educated but because he is driven by the need to communicate. Behind the need to communicate is the need to share. Behind the need to share is the need to be understood. The writer wants to be understood much more than he wants to be respected or praised or even loved. And that perhaps, is what makes him different from others. Writers and Writing

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In the dark colony of night, w... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Leo Rosten Quotes
In the dark colony of night, when I consider man's magnificent capacity for malice, madness, folly, envy, rage, and destructiveness, and I wonder whether we shall not end up as breakfast for newts and polyps, I seem to hear the muffled cries of all the words in all the books with covers closed. Books and Reading

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If you are going to do somethi... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Leo Rosten Quotes
If you are going to do something wrong, at least enjoy it. Enjoyment

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Courage is the capacity to con... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Leo Rosten Quotes
Courage is the capacity to confirm what can be imagined. Courage