"There are two kinds of people in the world: those who divide the world into two kinds of people, and those who don't" Robert Benchley
Robert Charles Benchley (1889 - 1945) was an American humorist best known for his work as a newspaper columnist and film actor. From his beginnings at the Harvard Lampoon through his many years writing essays and articles for Vanity Fair and The New Yorker, and his acclaimed short films, Benchley's style of humor brought him respect and success.
He is best remembered for his contributions to The New Yorker, where his unique essays, whether topical or absurdest, influenced many modern humorists. He also made a name for himself in Hollywood, when his short film How to Sleep was a popular success and won Best Short Subject at the 1935 Academy Awards; he also made appearances in films such as Alfred Hitchcock's Foreign Correspondent.
Project Gutenberg offers Benchley's collected articles, Love Conquers All, in both a downloadable text format and as a charmingly described "human-read" audio book (if you don't have specialist software, the MP3 version is likely the easiest to download and open).
This quote & biography originally ran in an issue of BookBrowse's membership magazine. Full Membership Features & Benefits.
Members read and review books ahead
of publication. See what they think
in First Impressions!
Visitors can view a lot of BookBrowse for free. Full access is for members only
There is no science without fancy and no art without fact
Click Here to find out who said this, as well as discovering other famous literary quotes!
Solve this clue:
and be entered to win..
Books thatinspire you.Handpicked.
Books you'll stay up all night reading; books that will whisk you to faraway places and times, books that will expand your mind and inspire you -- the kinds of books you just can't wait to tell your friends about.