Thursday, February 24, 2011

Anyone Able to Verify This Benchley Quotation?

Robert Benchley is commonly cited as having said:
The free-lance writer is a man who is paid per piece or per word or perhaps.
Various internet site (which appear to simply be copying each other rather than actually researching the line) state that the line is from Robert Benchley, as quoted by James Thurber in The Bermudian magazine of November 1950. Does any have access to that publication to verify the reference?

1 comment:

Rose A. Valenta said...

Verified by Bermudian Magazine - "Rose, Yes that is the direct quote from Thurber in 'Letter From The States' by James Thurber, The Bermudian, November 1950"

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