A. J. Liebling Quotes

Abbott Joseph "A. J." Liebling (October 18, 1904 – December 28, 1963) was an American journalist who was closely associated with The New Yorker from 1935 until his death

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A. J. Liebling


I used to be shy about ordering a steak after I had eaten a steak sandwich, but I got used to it.

A. J. Liebling


Forget that New Orleans is actually a little like the Combat Zone with French cooking, it still happens to be part of the great state of Louisiana where people play the political game the same way it's played in Lebanon. The place is one layer after another of tribes, factions and at least a million laughs.

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Last week, I had to offer my publisher a bottle that was far too good for him simply because there was nothing between the insulting and the superlative.

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My old friend looked at me with a new respect. He was discovering in me a capacity for hypocrisy that he had never credited me with before.

A. J. Liebling


The country's present supply of foreign news depends largely on how best a number of dry goods merchants in New York think they can sell underwear.

A. J. Liebling