The goal of all inanimate objects is to resist man and ultimately defeat him.

Russell Baker

About Russell Baker

Russell Wayne Baker (born August 14, 1925) is an American writer known for his satirical commentary and self-critical prose, as well as for his Pulitzer Prize-winning autobiography Growing Up (1982). He was a columnist for The New York Times from 1962 to 1998, and also hosted the PBS show Masterpiece Theatre from 1992 to 2004. The Forbes Media Guide Five Hundred, 1994 states: "Baker, thanks to his singular gift of treating serious, even tragic events and trends with gentle humor, has become an American institution."

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