Bennett Cerf

Everybody was being decent, and when people are decent, thing work out for everybody. That has been my theory all through life. If you’re making money, let the other fellow make it too. If somebody’s getting hurt, it’s bad, but if you can work a thing out so that everybody profits that’s the ideal business.

“Everybody was being decent, and when people are decent, thing work out for everybody. That has been my theory all through life. If you’re making … Read More

The fundamental difference between the mystery story and the ghost story is the fact that a mystery demands a solution for its effectiveness; a ghost story is necessarily unsolvable; the reader must be willing to accept the fact that nothing is proved.

“The fundamental difference between the mystery story and the ghost story is the fact that a mystery demands a solution for its effectiveness; a ghost … Read More

I can’t say this too often – that a little humor can make life worth living. That has always been my credo. Somebody once asked me, ‘What would you like your epitaph to be?’ I’ve always said that I’d like it to be: He left people a little happier than they were when he came into the room.

“I can’t say this too often – that a little humor can make life worth living. That has always been my credo. Somebody once asked … Read More

They tell about a fifteen-year-old boy in an orphans’ home who had an incurable stutter. One Sunday the minister was detained and the boy volunteered to say the prayer in his stead. He did it perfectly, too, without a single stutter. Later he explained, “I don’t stutter when I talk to God. He loves me.”

“They tell about a fifteen-year-old boy in an orphans’ home who had an incurable stutter. One Sunday the minister was detained and the boy volunteered … Read More