Friday, March 18, 2011

Quotation device

"No matter how cute the shoes are, you won't be cute if your feet hurt when they're in them." My Gram O'Brien

"If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to." Dorothy Parker

"The past actually happened but history is only what someone wrote down." Whitney Brown

"Turtles always strike me as devastatingly serious. If turtles could talk, I'd believe everything they said." Guess who?

"Watch how he treats the waitress before you marry him." Unknown

"If you're going through hell, keep going." Winston Churchill

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g. said...

tomato, tomahto
turtle, tortoise

i love erin o'brien.


Cosmic Navel Lint said...

Here's one from the eminently quotable G.K. Chesterton:

"Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions."

- ILN, 4/19/30

Drinker of Sweet Tea said...

Amen to the waitress one! True my younger days I waited tables at a place here in town. It was always full of regulars. RUDE regulars. Then my dad would come in to eat and introduce me as his daughter to the RUDE regulars. 180 degree turn around in their attitudes. Ummmmm. NO. I am still the same person you have treated like the gum on the bottom of your shoe all these months. So excuse me while I go contimplate spitting in your food.

Bill said...

I totally agree with the waitress quote. You can learn a lot about a person's character by observing how they treat workers who serve the public. I like your story drinker of sweet tea. I like your Dad too.

Mrs. C said...

Love the turtle quote; where can I get a copy of the source material? You know I am a fan, EO'B, even though a truly DEVASTATING rejoinder comment of mine went astray in the cyberjungle before it could post in you most-recently-controversial entry.

Anonymous said...

Nice hooker shoes.

James Old Guy

Dudesworthy said...

James - I salute thee

Erin - A quote you may like:

People hardly ever make use of the freedom they have, for example, freedom of thought; instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.

- Soren Kierkegaard

Anonymous said...

I'm a big tipper.

I pay larger attorney's fees.

"A lawyer is a learned gentleman who rescues your estate from your enemies and keeps it himself."
Henry Peter Brougham


philbilly said...

"Common sense ain't that common."

I heard it from Joe, the Polish toolmaker.
He wore used workclothes, made excellent salads from scratch and dent produce purchased for nickels from Central Market at 4am and I once saw him pull 10G's from his wallet to buy machinery and steel.

He looked at a customer's bumper stickers once and asked me;

"What does this guy do for a living?"


"Big job?"

"Yes, an engine."

"Don't take a check."

Sure as shit it bounced. Twice. I got my money in cash after a spirited closing argument on his front porch shortly after closing time.
Some years later, the good barrister was disbarred for moral terpitude.

Leslie Morgan said...

Don't borrow trouble!
- Grandpa O'Farrell

(Mostly stated to Grandma who was a constant worrier.)

Kirk Jusko said...

80-some years later, Dorothy Parker still rocks.

The Whitney Brown quote made me think of this exchange between William Randolph Hearst and Teddy Roosevelt near the end of EMPIRE by Gore Vidal (I'm going by memory here, so it may not be exact):

HEARST: If you're going to be hifalutin about it, I am history, at least the keeper of the record.
ROOSEVELT: True history comes long after us, at which point it is determined how we measured up.
HEARST: (laughing)True History?! That's the final fiction! I thought even you knew that.

And, finally, the red shoes made me think of "The Wizard of Oz" though Dorothy's heels were considerably smaller. Everytime I see that movie I wonder why she want's to leave such a colorful place and return to monochromatic Kansas? If she misses the rather stern-looking Auntie Em that much, why not just ask the Wizard or Glenda to sprint her TO Oz?

On second thought, it being a dream, Dorothy would never wake up, so never mind.

Anonymous said...

Does "Odyssey Dawn in The No-Fly Zone" sound a little like a Jacqueline Susann novel?