Friday, October 24, 2008

Quoth who?


‘If cats could talk they wouldn’t.’ Nan Porter.

‘Biologically speaking, if something bites you, it’s more likely to be female.’ Desmond Morris.

‘Sex hasn’t been the same since women started enjoying it.’ Lewis Grizzard.

‘What and awful thing life is. It’s like soup with lots of hairs floating on the surface. You have to eat it nevertheless.’ Gustave Flaubert.

‘I hate women because they always know where thing are.’ James Thurber.

‘You know that look women get when they want sex? Me neither’ Steve Martin.

Some Quotes from Stephen Fry’s new book ‘Advanced Banter.


Mei Del said...

i used to love the comedy act that was fry and laurie ... i dunno what happened to them apart from the obvious, ie fry had a breakdown and laurie became a soap doctor (although i love that series house, sshhh)

Kim Ayres said...

Superb! I especially love the one about cats :)

john.g. said...

I think Desmond is spot on!

PI said...

mei del: just now Stephen is doing a programme visiting all the states in America. I'm fascinated to see more of where my blogging friends live and there's always the chance that one of them would turn up. Just seeing the countryside and learning more of ways and customs has me entranced.

Kim: I have only a distant relationship with cats but that is so succint and spot on.

Johng:now is that nice? Tsk tsk!

sablonneuse said...

Yes, I love the programme about his trip to America. I was so pleased when he asked the hunter if they could just shoot the animals with a camera and not a gun.
I have a problem with the Thurber quotation as I'm aleays losing things.

Eryl Shields said...

Oh dear, I hope Flaubert was just having a bad day when he said that.

SpanishGoth said...

Sorry to lower the tone but, I don't think Flaubert was talking about soup at all.

Just sounds like improvised Martina Neverhadherlegover

kenju said...

GOOD quotes!!

Desmond Morris's is funny!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I LOVE Stephen Fry....! I think he is very talented and bright and so funny, too. And I have found him deeply touching in some of his performances....A Brilliant Man, really....! Do you know him Pat? Now he is someone I'd LOVE to have dinner with, you know? I would have a million questions for him.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

And I forgot to say that I LOVE thosew quotes, too! Particularly the Flaubert and the Ct one and the one about Life being like a soup with, so very true....!
I must get that book.

rashbre said...

Not sure if you twitter, but if you do, then Stephen Fry's interesting twitterstream is here - He is in Kampala at the moment.

(and I'm here!


PI said...

Sandy: It sounds as if he visited every state. Just my luck I'm busy just now and will probably miss most of them.

Eryl: Goth has an interesting take on it.

Goth: thanks for that. You may well be right.

Judy: good I'll use some more whilst the family keep me busy.

Naomi: I think it would make a good Christmas present. I have never met Stephen but like so many people feel I know him and he is quite brilliant without being big headed about it.

Rashbre: get thee behind me. The last thing I need is something else to fritter (twitter) my time away although it does look interesting.
I'm happily watching Stephen in the States and now you tell me he's elsewhere. He'll be overtaking himself before long:)

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I got the book through Amazon...And hopefully I will have it in about 10 days! Cannot Wait!

PI said...

Naomi: well done! I'm sure you will enjoy it.

Kate Lord Brown said...

That's one for the Christmas list - thank you Pat!

PI said...

Kate: I boobed! It wasn't Stephen's compilation - although the article was by him - but John Lloyd and John Mitchinson published by Faber and Faber.