George Burns

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When I was young I was called a rugged individualist. When I was in my fifties I was considered eccentric. Here I am doing and saying the same things I did then and I'm labeled senile.

George Burns (20 January 18969 March 1996), born Nathan Birnbaum, was an American comedian, actor and comedic partner and husband of Gracie Allen.

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Too bad that all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving taxicabs and cutting hair.
  • When I was young I was called a rugged individualist. When I was in my fifties I was considered eccentric. Here I am doing and saying the same things I did then and I'm labeled senile.
    • Just you and me Kid (1979)
  • If I paid $3 or $4 for a cigar, first I'd sleep with it.
    • Undated clip played on CNN Larry King Live (4 July 2003)
  • Happiness is having a loving, close knit family in another city.
    • As quoted in The Mammoth Book of Zingers, Quips, and One-Liners (2004) by Geoff Tibballs, p. 251

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