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Franklin P. Adams Quotes

About Franklin P. Adams

Franklin P. Adams

Life: 1881 - 1960

Country: us flag America

Profession: Journalist;

Franklin Pierce Adams (November 15, 1881, Chicago, Illinois - March 23, 1960, New York City, New York) was an American columnist (under the pen name FPA) and wit, best known for his newspaper column, "The Conning Tower," and his appearances as a regular panelist on radio's Information Please. He was a member of the Algonquin Round Table of the 1920s and 1930s.




Having imagination it takes you an hour to write a paragraph that if you were unimaginative would take you only a minute.

~ Franklin P. Adams

Accustomed as I am to public speaking, I know the futility of it.

~ Franklin P. Adams

What this country needs is a good five-cent Nickel.

~ Franklin P. Adams

The trouble with this country is that there are too many politicians who believe, with a conviction based on experience, that you can fool all of the people all of the time.

~ Franklin P. Adams
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