Robert Benchley — American Comedian born on September 15, 1889, died on September 21, 1945

Robert Charles Benchley was an American humorist best known for his work as a newspaper columnist and film actor. From his beginnings at the Harvard Lampoon while attending Harvard University, through his many years writing essays and articles for Vanity Fair and The New Yorker, and his acclaimed short films, Benchley's style of humor brought him respect and success during his life, from New York City and his peers at the Algonquin Round Table to contemporaries in the burgeoning film industry... (wikipedia)

I have tried to know absolutely nothing about a great many things, and I have succeeded fairly well.
A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.
Drawing on my fine command of the English language, I said nothing.
Why don't you get out of that wet coat and into a dry martini?
Great literature must spring from an upheaval in the author's soul. If that upheaval is not present then it must come from the works of any other author which happens to be handy and easily adapted.