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BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes

MGM·Lion 13 Aug 14 - 06:49 AM
GUEST,Ed 13 Aug 14 - 07:19 AM
MGM·Lion 13 Aug 14 - 07:24 AM
GUEST,# 13 Aug 14 - 09:28 AM
Lighter 13 Aug 14 - 09:43 AM
Rapparee 13 Aug 14 - 09:53 AM
Steve Shaw 13 Aug 14 - 10:11 AM
Musket 13 Aug 14 - 11:11 AM
MGM·Lion 13 Aug 14 - 11:54 AM
GUEST,DTM 13 Aug 14 - 12:22 PM
Bill D 13 Aug 14 - 12:28 PM
Don Firth 13 Aug 14 - 12:44 PM
Steve Shaw 13 Aug 14 - 06:15 PM
Ed T 13 Aug 14 - 08:05 PM
Rapparee 13 Aug 14 - 09:27 PM
GUEST,# 14 Aug 14 - 01:29 AM
Don Firth 14 Aug 14 - 02:36 AM
Musket 14 Aug 14 - 02:39 AM
Ed T 14 Aug 14 - 06:48 AM
Uncle_DaveO 14 Aug 14 - 09:58 AM
Rapparee 14 Aug 14 - 10:30 AM
Lighter 14 Aug 14 - 10:41 AM
Gda Music 14 Aug 14 - 10:54 AM
Ed T 14 Aug 14 - 12:17 PM
Bill D 14 Aug 14 - 02:32 PM
Big Al Whittle 14 Aug 14 - 02:59 PM
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Subject: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 13 Aug 14 - 06:49 AM

Not all great quotations come from works of literature. This thread is to record some from other sources:-

Cartoons, for instance: I have always loved the speech bubble from Charles Schulz's incomparable 'Peanuts' --- "A good education is the next best thing to a pushy mother."

Some are witty things people have said — or maybe quoted; I wonder if the late Robin Williams's "Cocaine is God's way of telling you that you are making too much money", quoted in his Times obit, was indeed his own invention or from another source. Either way, there it is.

More examples?

≈Michael≈


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: GUEST,Ed
Date: 13 Aug 14 - 07:19 AM

Do you know when that Williams quote dates from?

I remember hearing it said by a pop star in the early '80s, but whether he just lifted it from Williams, I know not.


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 13 Aug 14 - 07:24 AM

Good question, Ed. Regret all I have to go on is today's obit of Williams.

≈M≈


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: GUEST,#
Date: 13 Aug 14 - 09:28 AM

His 'Live at the Met' performance from 1986 used the line.


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Lighter
Date: 13 Aug 14 - 09:43 AM

David Sipress cartoon in current New Yorker. Maybe you have to be an American to appreciate it:

"Politics is the art of nothing is possible."

(Bismarck famously said that "Politics is the art of the possible.")


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Rapparee
Date: 13 Aug 14 - 09:53 AM

"It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it's a depression when you lose yours."

                   --Harry Truman

"Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask why me? Then a voice answers nothing personal, your name just happened to come up."

                         --Charles Schulz


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 13 Aug 14 - 10:11 AM

LBJ on J. Edgar Hoover: "It's probably better to have him inside the tent pissing out, than outside the tent pissing in."


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Musket
Date: 13 Aug 14 - 11:11 AM

It depends what you class as literature. Charles Shultz had his literature presented in the philosophy of a cartoon, as did Reg Smythe and many more. It's still literature unless pretentious elitist definitions are in use.

So, here's a literary quote from Reg Smythe, in the words of Andy Capp;

"Half the world is trying to have fun and the other half are trying to stop them."


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 13 Aug 14 - 11:54 AM

Apropos -- Andy to Flo

"Woman, you'd be a much better wife if you'd stop trying to make me a better husband."


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: GUEST,DTM
Date: 13 Aug 14 - 12:22 PM

"When you come to a fork in the road, take it" - Yogi Berra


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Bill D
Date: 13 Aug 14 - 12:28 PM

"Don't do too good of a job, folks will begin to expect it!"
                     ---- Talkin' John...an old carpenter I knew

He also was heard to say, when the foreman noted some fairly wide gaps in a plywood floor he was installing: "Aw, Walt, it ain't like they're gonna take pictures of it, They're just gonna walk on it."
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"When you're clumsy, you gotta be quick!"
    --- a friend of mine who knocked a bottle off of a table with his elbow, but caught it before it hit the floor.

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"The secret to effective online research isn't locating someone with the answer, but filtering out the masses of people who think they have the answer."

"A person who won't think has no advantage over one who can't think."

                         Paul Lutus


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Don Firth
Date: 13 Aug 14 - 12:44 PM

Another Yogi Berra: "Nobody goes there anymore. It's too crowded."

From Walt Kelly, philosopher and Shakespeare of the swamp, through his character Pogo Possum as Pogo gazes at a huge pile of trash dumped in the swamp: "We have met the enemy and he is us."

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 13 Aug 14 - 06:15 PM

"I didn't touch that picnic basket, Mr Ranger Sir!" - Yogi Bear


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 13 Aug 14 - 08:05 PM

"I'm retiring because there are more pleasant things to do than beat up people."Muhammad Ali


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Rapparee
Date: 13 Aug 14 - 09:27 PM

"Brother, you say there is but one way to worship and serve the Great Spirit. If there is but one religion, why do you white people differ so much about it? Why not all agreed, as you can all read the Book?"
                         --Sogoyewapha


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: GUEST,#
Date: 14 Aug 14 - 01:29 AM

The words bullshit and howzit come to mind.

Seneca

I'm tired of you white-folk quoting Indians that never existed.


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Don Firth
Date: 14 Aug 14 - 02:36 AM

But methinks Sogoyewapha DID exist. Google him.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Musket
Date: 14 Aug 14 - 02:39 AM

"If arseholes were solid gold, only the rich would have them."

Rex, a bloke who used to drink in my old local.


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 14 Aug 14 - 06:48 AM

"To see a man beaten not by a better opponent but by himself is a tragedy." Cus D'Amato


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 14 Aug 14 - 09:58 AM

"Courtship is when a young man gets tripped by
a girl who's putting her best foot forward."
       - Franklin P. Jones


"He that falls in love with himself will have
no rivals."
-- Benjamin Franklin


"A friend is someone who sees right through you,
yet still enjoys the show."
-- Farmer's Almanac


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Rapparee
Date: 14 Aug 14 - 10:30 AM

Why do you assume I'm white? Why do you assume someone is fictional without any attempt to find out anything about them? Why do you assume anything? It's a sign of ignorance (which can be corrected if you will take the trouble).


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Lighter
Date: 14 Aug 14 - 10:41 AM

Sogoyewapha looks pretty trustworthy in his Wikipedia portrait.


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Gda Music
Date: 14 Aug 14 - 10:54 AM

Is life worth living?
It all depends on the liver!

Brought up at an AA meeting.

GJ


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 14 Aug 14 - 12:17 PM

""I'm not God, but I am something similar."" 
Roberto Duran

""The question isn't at what age I want to retire, it's at what income.""
 George Foreman


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Bill D
Date: 14 Aug 14 - 02:32 PM

"God didn't create the universe. It was some other supreme being using his name."

..... heard in several places.


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 14 Aug 14 - 02:59 PM

Derek Brimstone about another folksinger.....that guy could empty a room faster than a trapeze artist with diarhoea!


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 14 Aug 14 - 03:07 PM

Dominic Behan on AL Lloyd's Australian songs.....you can see how transportation might have had its good points


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: LadyJean
Date: 15 Aug 14 - 01:20 AM

Banjo will get you through times with no money, but money will not get you through times with no banjo.
                                 John Hartford

St. Theresa of Avilla, supposedly, suffered a mishap and asked God why, since she was doing his work, he allowed it to happen. God, supposedly told her, "This is how I treat my friends." The saint, supposedly responded, "No wonder you have so few of them."

"And the rhythym method does not woik!"

Dr. Lila Boyarski, professor of Biology at Transylvania University


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 15 Aug 14 - 09:24 AM

"One nice thing about egotists: They don't talk
about other people."
            -- Anonymous


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Rapparee
Date: 15 Aug 14 - 09:31 AM

Stop doing that or you'll go craz...never mind, no one could tell.
                               --Steve


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Lighter
Date: 15 Aug 14 - 10:37 AM

Spinoza: "If a stone flung by a human hand could think, it would certainly imagine that it flew because it wished to fly."


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Airymouse
Date: 15 Aug 14 - 11:13 AM

"A fool and his father's money are soon parted"
"Man created God in his own image"
"There are two things in life you cannot afford: a Lear jet and a divorce."


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Don Firth
Date: 15 Aug 14 - 07:14 PM

Movie ratings explained:

"In a G-rated movie, the good guy gets the girl.
In an R-rated movie, the bad guy gets the girl.
In an X-rated movie, everybody gets the girl!"
                                                    --Kirk Douglas

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 15 Aug 14 - 07:31 PM

""As she lay there dozing next to me, one voice inside my head kept saying, "Relax... you are not the first doctor to sleep with one of his patients, " but another kept reminding me, "Howard, you are a veterinarian."Dick Wilson 


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 15 Aug 14 - 07:37 PM

""They all laughed at Albert Einstein. They all laughed at Columbus. Unfortunately, they also all laughed at Bozo the Clown.""
Carl Sagan


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 15 Aug 14 - 07:50 PM

Artur Schnabel, the great pianist, to Einstein, who was trying to play a Mozart piece on his fiddle but mistiming his entry: "Albert! Can't you count?"


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Bill D
Date: 15 Aug 14 - 08:04 PM

speaking of Einstein:

" It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity."
Albert Einstein
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"Strive for simplicity, but learn to mistrust it."
               Alfred North Whitehead

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"Good is better'n evil, 'cause it's nicer."
             Mammy Yokum

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" If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize."
       Richard P. Feynman


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Bill D
Date: 15 Aug 14 - 08:09 PM

"I'm the only guy at this school that more people don't like than don't know."
             - a friend of mine ...almost 60 years ago


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Bill D
Date: 15 Aug 14 - 08:21 PM

" If you're going to do something tonight that you'll be sorry for tomorrow morning, sleep late."
            Henny Youngman
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"My definition of an intellectual is someone who can listen to the William Tell Overture without thinking of the Lone Ranger."
            Billy Connolly

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AND!
" I never said most of the things I said."
          Yogi Berra


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 16 Aug 14 - 09:30 AM

Marion Barry quotes:

""If you take out the killings, Washington actually has a very very low crime rate.""

""The brave men who died in Vietnam, more than 100% of which were black, were the ultimate sacrifice.""

""I am a great mayor; I am an upstanding Christian man; I am an intelligent man; I am a deeply educated man; I am a humble man.""


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 16 Aug 14 - 09:39 PM

Don't believe everything you read on the internet.

--Abraham Lincoln


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: GUEST, topsie
Date: 17 Aug 14 - 02:53 AM

"It was a once-in-a-lifetime-experience. I'm ready to go up again."

(Young lad interviewed on local news after his first ride in a light aeroplane)


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 17 Aug 14 - 04:32 AM

I learned as part of the 18C Social History Special Paper component of Higher Schools [predecessor of A-level], the sign displayed outside 18C gin shops at ther time of Hogarth's Gin Lane --

Drunk for a penny
Dead drunk for twopence
Straw for nothing

And I remember one misunderstanding classmate saying innocently, "Did they drink through straws way back then?"

≈M≈


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 17 Aug 14 - 08:02 AM

Olympic diving commentator on Tom Daley in 2012: "So far, the other divers are out-degree-of-difficultying him..."


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 17 Aug 14 - 08:12 AM

""The odds of going to the store for a loaf of bread and coming out with ONLY a loaf of bread are three billion to one. ""Erma Bombeck


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 17 Aug 14 - 08:13 AM

Store sign: Entire store on sale, everything $1 or more.


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 17 Aug 14 - 08:29 AM

""The only English words I saw in Japan were Sony and Mitsubishi"". Bill Gullickson


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 17 Aug 14 - 08:31 AM

""I always help my wife out with housework such as washing the dishes. She washes them, and I let them dry."" Anonymous


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 17 Aug 14 - 08:38 AM

""He grabbed her hand and held it tightly, and she thought, "he loves me!" And he thought, "wow this sidewalk is icy!""
Anonymous


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Subject: RE: BS: Non-Literary Quotable Quotes
From: GUEST,Owl Glass
Date: 17 Aug 14 - 09:14 AM

"An optimist is a pessimist with no imagination."
   Anon


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