Alexander Woollcott was an American critic and commentator who worked for ‘The New Yorker Magazine’. He was inclined towards reading since his early days and spent a majority of his time reading books by legendary authors. In the initial stage of his career, he served at various jobs including clerk and reporter before landing up at a job as a drama critic. During the First World War, he served the US Army as a reporter. There, his major responsibility was to work for an official newspaper that aimed at motivating the soldiers. He served at ‘Stars and Stripes’ during the war enlightening people about the disadvantages of war. He had gained immense fame by the end of the war which brought him many job offers. He served many renowned newspapers to further enhance his reputation as a reporter. This helped him start his radio career where he debuted with a show on book reviews called ‘The Early Bookworm’. The program ran successfully for three years and he followed it up with another successful show titled ‘The Town Crier’. He was a star on radio and worked for it until his last day. We have excerpted some famous quotations and sayings by the distinguished critic from his writings, books, journals, work, thoughts and life. Go through the quotes and thoughts by Alexander Woollcott on life, government, democracy and war.
I count it a high honor to belong to a profession in which the good men write every paragraph, every sentence, every line, as lovingly as any Addison or Steele, and do so in full regard that by tomorrow it will have been burned, or used, if at all, to line a shelf.