Lardner, Ring Jr.

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From: The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations
Date: 20040101
Author:ELIZABETH KNOWLES

Lardner, Ring Jr. 1915–2000 American writer
1. of the question, ‘Are you now, or have you ever been…’: huac chairman : It is a very simple question. Any real American would be proud to answer it.
ring lardner jr. : I could answer the question exactly the way you want, but if I did, I would hate myself in the morning.
testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee, 30 October 1947
(see Political sayings and slogans )

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