Monday, January 16, 2017

Quote of the Day (S.J. Perelman, on Concealing ‘One's True Livelihood From the Kiddies’)

"The instinct to conceal one's true livelihood from the kiddies, for fear of their possible scorn, is as normal as snoring. A highly solvent gentleman in Forest Hills, a vestryman and the father of three, once told me in wine that for thirty years, under twelve different pseudonyms, he had supplied the gamiest kind of pulp fiction to Snappy Stories and Flynn's, although his children believed him to be a stockbroker."— American humorist and screenwriter S.J. Perelman (1904-1979), “How Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth," in The Most of S.J. Perelman (1957)

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