Subscribe or Renew Membership Subscribe Renew

Time for some quotes

aimless's picture

OK, they have them at BT, but there are too many political ones, so here are a few of a more prurient nature to get it started:

To err is human, but it feels divine. Mae West

Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before. Mae West

Men aren't attracted to me by my mind, they're attracted by what I don't mind. Gypsy Rose Lee.

And in the interest of home design:

The perfect hostess will see to it that the works of male and female authors be properly separated on her bookshelves. Their proximity, uless they happen to be married, should not be tolerated. Lady Gough, etiquette of 1836.

(post #175755, reply #1 of 27)

So i guess I can still keep all my mystery books on the same shelf as along as the authoresses lead up to Fay Kellerman, followed by Jonathan Kellerman flanked by the male authors.



(post #175755, reply #2 of 27)


But then if you are organizing your bookshelves you have too much time on your hands. Part of the fun is to go looking to reread an old friend, only to not find it. Then you spot, in the back behind the first row of books (they are stacked 2 rows deep and high because there aren't enough bookshelves), ANOTHER old friend that you'd completely forgotten about.

(post #175755, reply #3 of 27)

Remember, if you smoke after sex you're doing it too fast.  ~Woody Allen

Anybody who believes that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach flunked geography.  ~Robert Byrne, quoted in 1,911 Best Things Anybody Ever Said, 1988

Sex on television can't hurt you unless you fall off.  ~Author Unknown

"Our whole American way of life is a great war of ideas, and librarians are the arms dealers selling weapons to both sides."
-James Quinn

(post #175755, reply #4 of 27)

I have had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn't it." Groucho Marx

"There is a charm about the forbidden that makes it unspeakably diserable." Mark Twain

"The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans are suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they're okay, then it's you." Rita Mae Brown

These are 3 of my favs. A lot of mine qualify for shed inclusion. I saved those.  ;-)

Nothing valuable can be lost by taking time - Abe Lincoln.


(post #175755, reply #5 of 27)



"Whiskey for my men, and beer for my horses"
Willy Nelson and Toby Keith

You don't scare me

I have an African Grey

(post #175755, reply #6 of 27)

eh?? I must need more coffee. ;-)

Nothing valuable can be lost by taking time - Abe Lincoln.


(post #175755, reply #7 of 27)

 My tag

"Whiskey for my men, and beer for my horses"
Willy Nelson and Toby Keith

You don't scare me

I have an African Grey

(post #175755, reply #8 of 27)

oh - DUH. ;-)

Nothing valuable can be lost by taking time - Abe Lincoln.


(post #175755, reply #9 of 27)

And for environmentalists:

You can't destroy the earth, that's where I keep all my STUFF.

The Tic.

(post #175755, reply #10 of 27)

"The only thing I like better than honey and eggs is baloney and whipped cream, but we haven't got any"  - Moe Howard.

(post #175755, reply #11 of 27)

"When you walk down that long road of life, you're gonna come to a turn.  And it'll be MY turn." - Don "Cub" Anderson

(post #175755, reply #12 of 27)

"I have met some squirrels in my life and you are right up there in the top of the tree" Sally Fields - Back Roads.

The best employee you can have but you wouldn't want him as a neighbor " He the shifty type"

(post #175755, reply #13 of 27)

My favorite is," be a lady at dinner, and a slut in the bedroom"!

Jerry Hall

Now that chick is my kinda woman...too bad she couldn't keep Mick.....although who could? lol

BE Mick Jagger


My life is my practice!


(post #175755, reply #14 of 27)

"If you see a fork in the road, take it"    Yogi Berra

(post #175755, reply #15 of 27)

It's like deja vu all over again..Yogi Berra

Wolvie where the heck have you been young lady????



Estamos ganando detrás el estado de Calif. Derrotando a un #### a la vez. DESEA VIVO LA REVOLUCIÓN

(post #175755, reply #16 of 27)

A few quotes for the weekend:

Lead me not into temptation; I can find the way myself. Rita Mae Brown.

If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun. Katherine Hepburn


And, since I feel really old in my exercise class:

I have everything I had twenty years ago - except now it's all lower. Gypsy Rose Lee

(post #175755, reply #17 of 27)

Lead me not into temptation; I can find the way myself

That's funny and so true....

Come what mayyyyyy........

You don't scare me

I have an African Grey

(post #175755, reply #18 of 27)

Since I'm going on vacation tomorrow, thought I'd put these in today.  Some are serious, but I like them anyway:


"Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and consciencious stupidity."
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Taxation WITH representation ain't so hot either."
-Gerald Barzan

"I don't deserve this award, but I have arthritis and I don't deserve that either."
-Jack Benny

"ARCHITECTURE, n: The art of how to waste space."
-Philip Johnson


All of the above from

(post #175755, reply #19 of 27)

Here's one of my husband's favorites (don't know where he read it):

Never ascribe to malice what can be explained by stupidity.



If a woman is to have a well-kept home, she must have power tools and a tool shed to call her own.

(post #175755, reply #20 of 27)

That's one of my favorites too.

(post #175755, reply #21 of 27)

If you had as many solutions as you do excuses, you would amount to something.

(post #175755, reply #22 of 27)

I'm feeling a little political tonight.

"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."  Albert Einstein

"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary."  H.L. Mencken

"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."  Plato

"War does not determine who is right - only who is left."  Bertrand Russell

"Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe."  Edmund Burke

And one of my very favorites:

"They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security."   Benjamin Franklin

(post #175755, reply #23 of 27)

Eerie. Here's a quote from FDR made in his State of the Union in 1941, 11 months before Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. This speech could have been made to today and still apply:

The basic things expected by our people of their political and economic systems are simple.  They are:

Equality of opportunity for youth and for others.

Jobs for those who can work.

Security for those who need it.

The ending of special privilege for the few.

The preservation of civil liberties for all.

The enjoyment of the fruits of scientific progress in a wider and constantly rising standard of living.

These are the simple, the basic things that must never be lost sight of in the turmoil and unbelievable complexity of our modern world.  The inner and abiding straight of our economic and political systems is dependent upon the degree to which they fulfill these expectations.

Many subjects connected with our social economy call for immediate improvement.  As examples:

We should bring more citizens under the coverage of old-age pensions and unemployment insurance.

We should widen the opportunities for adequate medical care.

We should plan a better system by which persons deserving or needing gainful employment may obtain it.

(post #175755, reply #24 of 27)

Just one for today that gave me a giggle. If you take your religion seriously, stop reading:

"Jesus died for our sins. Don't let Him have died in vain. Commit them."

(post #175755, reply #25 of 27)

OK, here's two political quotes that struck me in their contrast:

"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we will pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of Liberty."  John F. Kennedy

"For years, the freedom of our people were really never in doubt." George W. Bush

The second quote is not a typo, I got it from my daily calendar of 'Bushisms'.

Edited 6/11/2004 2:09 pm ET by aimless

(post #175755, reply #26 of 27)

Watching Chitty Chitty Bang Bang last night with my daughter,  they offered up this gem:

"From the ashes of disaster grow the roses of success."

(post #175755, reply #27 of 27)

Tom Waite (I think that's his name): "I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy" and "I've always maintained that reality is for those who can't face drugs."