On the Continent people have good food; in England people have good table manners.
Jokes are better than war. Even the most aggressive jokes are better than the least aggressive wars. Even the longest jokes are better than the shortest wars.
Cricket is the greatest game that the wit of man has yet devised.- Sir Pelham Warner
Advertising is selling Twinkies to adults.- Donald R. Vance
The struggle of the male to learn to listen to and respect his own intuitive, inner prompt...- Herb Goldberg
Each generation of the church in each setting has the responsibility of communicating the ...- Francis Schaeffer
Each had defended his own country; the Germans Germany, the Frenchmen France; they had don...- Ernst Toller
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|Birth:||15th February, 1912|
|Death:||30th August, 1987|
George Mikes was born in Siklos, Hungary. He was a Hungarian-born British author and journalist, best known for his humorous commentaries on various countries. He graduated in Budapest in 1933 and started work as a journalist on Reggel, a Budapest newspaper. In 1938 he became the London correspondent for Reggel and 8 Órai Ujság. He worked for Reggel until 1940. From 1975 until his death he worked for the Hungarian section of Szabad Európa Rádió. He was president of the London branch of PEN, and a member of the Garrick Club. He wrote several books include: How to be an Alien, How to scrape skies, East is East, How to be inimitable, Switzerland for Beginners, The Land of the Rising Yen, How To Be Decadent, Tsi-Tsa, English humour for beginners, How to be a Guru, and How to be God.
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