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Robert Orben

Dátum narodenia: 4. marec 1928

Robert Orben is an American professional comedy writer, although he also worked as a magician. He has written multiple books on comedy, mostly collections of gags and "one-liners" originally written for his newsletter, Orben's Current Comedy, and has also written books for magicians. Later, Orben moved into politics, and in 1973 he became head speechwriter to Vice President Gerald R. Ford.

„Illegal aliens have always been a problem in the United States. Ask any Indian.“

—  Robert Orben

Manly Daily staff (August 5, 2008) "They Said What?", Manly Daily, p. 8.
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„There's so much pollution in the air now that if it weren't for our lungs, there'd be no place to put it all.“

—  Robert Orben

Stated by Orben in 1927 — reported in Robert Krier (January 31, 2008) "Waiting to Inhale: Don't take a breath without the report from our Air Pollution Control District", The San Diego Union-Tribune, p. E-1.
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„I'd be surprised if Ronald Reagan doesn't run again. To us it's a second term. To him it's a double feature.“

—  Robert Orben

Lou Cannon (January 17, 1983) "Is the Presidency Really So Fragile That Leaks Can Destroy It?", The Washington Post, p. A3.

„Anybody with a good sense of humor is one-up on their competition. We respond to somebody who has the ability to make us laugh. It's a bonding influence.“

—  Robert Orben

Kevin Merida (February 15, 1988) "A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to The White House - The one-laugh-one-vote theory has candidates cracking wise", The Dallas Morning News, p. 1C.

„If you can laugh together, you can work together.“

—  Robert Orben

Christine Arpe Gang, Scripps Howard News Service (August 7, 1995) "Healing gift of humor isn't a laughing matter: Chuckling is linked to good times, good health", Houston Chronicle, p. 8.
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„If you can get someone to laugh with you, they will be more willing to identify with you, listen to you. It parts the waters.“

—  Robert Orben

Susan Feeney (March 24, 1990) "It's no joke: politicians pay to get those laughs", The Dallas Morning News, p. 1C.

„More than ever before, Americans are suffering from back problems: back taxes, back rent, back auto payments.“

—  Robert Orben

San Antonio Express-News staff (September 14, 2007) "Consumer's Edge", San Antonio Express-News, p. 10F.
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„A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in.“

—  Robert Orben

Bill Husted (April 27, 2008) "Local legal eagle stages sendup", The Denver Post, p. B-03.
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„Successful salesman: someone who has found a cure for the common cold shoulder.“

—  Robert Orben

Greg Heberlein (September 20, 1987) "Seattleite Eyes Northwest Stocks for Wall Street Institutions", The Seattle Times, p. D2.
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„President Ford used humor a great deal.“

—  Robert Orben

Gail Russell Chaddock (January 3, 2007) "Congress tries Ford's way - The late president's emphasis on compromise is recalled as the 110th Congress is set to convene", Christian Science Monitor, p. 1.

„You wouldn't want Alan Greenspan to write the instructions for assembling a beach chair.“

—  Robert Orben

Chicago Tribune staff (June 25, 1995) "Think About It", Chicago Tribune, p. 3.
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„Life was a lot simpler when what we honored was father and mother rather than all major credit cards.“

—  Robert Orben

David Uhler (November 10, 2006) "Consumer's Edge", San Antonio Express-News, p. 01F.
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„I take my children everywhere, but they always find their way back home.“

—  Robert Orben

Cheryl Lavin (June 10, 1991) "Something Weird", St. Louis Post-Dispatch, p. 1D.
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„Every morning I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I'm not there, I go to work.“

—  Robert Orben

Henry J. Waters III (March 19, 2007) "The Tribune's View: Shield law - Stand up, Mr. Gibbons", Columbia Daily Tribune.
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Varianta: Every morning I get up and look throught the Forbes list of the richest people of America. If I am not there, I go to work.

„Did you ever figure to be living in a time when your check is good, but the bank bounces?“

—  Robert Orben

Alison DaRosa (November 26, 1985) "Title: Alison DaRosa", Evening Tribune, Union-Tribune Publishing Co., p. B-1.
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„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“

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