Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Quote - Unquote

No tyranny is so irksome as petty tyranny: the officious demands of policemen, government clerks, and electromechanical gadgets.
-- Edward Abbey

Maybe the fish goes home and brags about the size of the bait he stole.
-- Anon

Doing nothing is very hard to do ... you never know when you're finished.
-- Leslie Nielsen

There are two types of people--those who come into a room and say, 'Well, here I am!' and those who come in and say, 'Ah, there you are.'
-- Frederick L Collins

I do not want people to be agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them.
-- Jane Austen

It's the good girls who keep diaries; the bad girls never have the time.
-- Tallulah Bankhead

The surprising thing about young fools is how many survive to become old fools.
-- Doug Larson

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.
-- George Burns

Every man serves a useful purpose: A miser, for example, makes a wonderful ancestor.
-- Laurence J. Peter

People everywhere confuse what they read in newspapers with news.
-- A. J. Liebling

We are here on Earth to do good to others. What the others are here for, I don't know.
-- W. H. Auden

Indecision may or may not be my problem.
-- Jimmy Buffett


  1. The first quote is especially apropos in this season of "Occupy Wall Street" protests. I thought people running banks and financial institutions were supposed to be intelligent, but they just don't get it. However, the "OWS" protesters did accomplish one thing -- they got one of our biggest banks, Bank of America, to back down on an additional $5/month fee they were going to levy against every one of their millions of depositors. After all the backlash when so many depositors closed their accounts and opened new ones at other banks, BofA backed down, as did Chase and Wells Fargo, who had planned to follow suit. So sometimes the little guy does win, in little ways anyway.
    It's Thanksgiving here on Thursday, and one thing I'm grateful for is your blogsite, sometimes funny and always informative and fun.
    Have a great day, and God bless, Carol

  2. Brilliant set of quotes CJ. I couldn't even start to decide what my favourite one is.

  3. What a lovely comment - thank you very much Carol.

  4. I see you have quite a few blogs also. I love quotes so enjoyed all of yours. I also have a blog where I have collected quotes for 5 or 6 years, You can find it here: http://annsquotesandthings.blogspot.com


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