A Full Quota of Quotes

July 12th, 2010 · No Comments »

I’ve always loved reading quotes and not a moment in life passes where you can’t find a quote to sum the moment up perfectly.

As Priscilla D. Appleberger once said, “A quote a day is like a burst of sunshine or a flash of lightning on a cloudy winter’s day.”

Sometimes when you can’t find the right quote, you have to make it up – in fact it was Priscilla’s sister, Gertrude M. Orangeberger who said, “Don’t let truth or accuracy get in the way of retelling a good quote.” Of course I wouldn’t personally listen to anything Priscilla or Gertrude said, because they were both clearly fruitcakes.

So I now impart upon you some of my favourite quotes that you can hopefully slide into everyday conversations when you would otherwise be lost for words.

Life Lessons:

“Never eat more than you can lift.” Miss Piggy

“I am grateful for laughter except when milk comes out my nose.” Woody Allen

“Life is far too important to be taken seriously.” Oscar Wilde

“All generalisations are bad.”  R.H. Grenier

“There’s no such thing as fun for the whole family.”  Jerry Seinfeld

Here also are some of my favourite quotes about reading and writing:

Reading:

“Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.”  P.J. O’Rourke

“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.”  Groucho Marx

“Never judge a book by its movie.”  J.W. Eagan

Writing:

“I try to leave out the parts that people skip.”  Elmore Leonard

“A metaphor is like a simile.”  Author Unknown

“I love being a writer.  What I can’t stand is the paperwork.” Peter De Vries

“Be obscure clearly.”  E.B. White

“A synonym is a word you use when you can’t spell the other one.”  Baltasar Gracián

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