Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Favorite Quotes

I've been actually working lately and haven't had time to play on my blog. Yes, I'm actually writing business and training books lately. Be afraid. Be very afraid...

And sometimes when I get caught up in things, I need to take a moment and gather inspiration from people who have said things so much more eloquently than I ever could dream of doing.

And so, today, I'd like to share some of my favorite quotes with you...

  • To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am. Bernard M. Baruch

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

  • Bumper Sticker: Si hoc adfixum in obice legere potes, et liberaliter educatus et nimis propinquus ades. (If you can read this bumper sticker, you are both very well educated and much too close.)

  • If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to serve as a horrible warning. Catherine Aird

  • I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is ready for the ordeal of meeting me is another matter. Winston Churchill on his 75th birthday

  • My second favorite household chore is ironing. My first being hitting my head on the top bunk bed until I faint. Erma Bombeck

  • It isn’t for the moment you are struck that you need courage, but for the long uphill climb back to sanity and faith and security. Anne Morrow Lindbergh

  • Old age ain’t for sissies. Bette Davis

  • You make the beds, you do the dishes, and six months later you have to start all over again. Joan Rivers

  • We are not retreating - we are advancing in another direction. General Douglas MacArthur

  • I worship the quicksand he walks in. Art Buchwald

  • I've had a wonderful time, but this wasn't it. Groucho Marx

  • I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with typewriters. Frank Lloyd Wright

  • Do not look where you fell, but where you slipped. African proverb

  • A reporter asked Brigadier General Wilma Vaught: What did you want to be when you grew up?” She answered “In charge.”

  • She changed her mind, but it didn’t work any better than the old one. Henny Youngman

  • If you can laugh at it, you can live with it. Erma Bombeck

  • I refuse to think of them as chin hairs. I think of them as stray eyebrows. Janette Barber

I love the story of former President Lyndon Johnson walking through NASA. He came upon a janitor and asked the man what his job was. The man didn’t even hesitate. He answered, “I’m helping put a man on the moon.” If only we all understood our place in the big picture that clearly…

Just some thoughts for today. Now I'll get back to work...

Christee & the rubber chicken, Elvis


Shauna Roberts said...

My favorite of your bunch is Erma Bombeck's "If you can laugh at it, you can live with it." She was from Dayton, so I grew up reading her columns while they were still just local.

Unknown said...

Erma Bombeck was my hero too! She and Edgar Allen Poe were two of my favorite writers of all times. I guess that says it all about my confused writing style...