George Plimpton


Born
in New York City, The United States
March 18, 1927

Died
September 25, 2003


George Ames Plimpton was an American journalist, writer, editor, actor, and gamesman. He is widely known for his sports writing and for helping to found The Paris Review.

He was the grandson of George A. Plimpton.

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“I have never been convinced there's anything inherently wrong in having fun. ”
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“I never understood people who don't have bookshelves.”
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“As happens with people who love a thing too much, it destroys them.
Oscar Wilde said, 'You destroy the thing that you love.' It's the other way around. What you love destroys you.”
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