"What the New Yorker calls home would seem like a couple of closets to most Americans, yet he manages not only to live there but also to grow trees and cockroaches right on the premises."
"Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country."Russell Baker on Margaret Thatcher
"A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body."Russell Baker on Benjamin Franklin
"Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts."Russell Baker on Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home."Russell Baker on Bill Cosby
"Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in."Russell Baker on Robert Frost
"Children rarely want to know who their parents were before they were parents, and when age finally stirs their curiosity, there is no parent left to tell them."
"In an age when the fashion is to be in love with yourself, confessing to be in love with somebody else is an admission of unfaithfulness to one's beloved."
"Rereading A.J. Liebling carries me happily back to an age when all good journalists knew they had plenty to be modest about, and were."
"Those who remember Washington's cold war culture in the 1980s will recall the shocked reactions to Reagan's intervention. People interested in foreign policy were astonished when in 1985 he met alone at Geneva - alone, not a single strategic thinker at his elbow! - with the Soviet Communist master Gorbachev."
"Listen once in a while. It's amazing what you can hear."