The Quotable Elaine Kaufman

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The Elaine zingers just keep coming. Writer Sam Schulman remembers Elaine’s initial greeting: “I hear you’re a genius who doesn’t know how to handle women. Glad to meet ya.” Alex Storozynski (“the famous Polack”), remembers her reprimanding a woman who kept passing Alec Baldwin’s table: “Get your bladder checked honey, you’ve gone to the bathroom too many times.” And then there was the time the White House party crashers asked for a photo with her, because one of them was having a birthday: “So buy a F-ing cake,” she said. Finally, Bob Kappstatter of the Daily News says he once asked her how she got out of her nightly tête-à-têtes with the famous: “Honey, it goes in one ear and out the other … ”

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