Franklin Pierce Adams
American newspaper columnist (1881-1960)
Franklin Pierce Adams was an American columnist known as Franklin P. Adams and by his initials F.P.A.. Famed for his wit, he is best known for his newspaper column, "The Conning Tower", and his appearances as a regular panelist on radio's Information Please. A prolific writer of light verse, he was a member of the Algonquin Round Table of the 1920s and 1930s.
Franklin Pierce Adams Quotes
Ninety-two percent of the stuff told you in confidence you couldn't get anyone else to listen to.
The best part of the fiction in many novels is the notice that the characters are purely imaginary.
I am easily influenced. Compared with me a weather vane is Gibraltar.
Years ago we discovered the exact point the dead center of middle age. It occurs when you are too young to take up golf and too old to rush up to the net.
Having imagination, it takes you an hour to write a paragraph that, if you were unimaginative, would take you only a minute. Or you might not write the paragraph at all.
Nothing is more responsible for the good old days than a bad memory.
There are plenty of good five-cent cigars in the country. The trouble is they cost a quarter. What this country needs is a good five-cent nickel.
I find that a great part of the information I have, was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way.