Friday, January 30, 2009

They said it.


‘The Beatles are dying in the wrong order.’ Victor Lewis-Smith

‘Quotations will tell the full measure of meaning – if you have enough of them.’

James Murray.

‘Life is anything that dies when you stomp on it.’ Dave Barry

‘The world is disgracefully managed, one hardly knows to whom to complain.’

Ronald Firbank.

‘Men don’t care what’s on TV. They only care what else is on TV.’ Jerry Seinfield

‘A man can sleep around but if a woman makes 19 or 20 mistakes she’s a tramp.’ Joan Rivers.

‘Sex is the poor man’s polo.’ Clifford Odets

‘The majority of husbands remind me of an orang –utan trying to play the violin.’

Honore De Balzac

‘Never raise your hand to your children - it leaves your mid section unprotected.’

Robert Orben

‘I never drink coffee at lunch. I find it keeps me awake for the afternoon.’

Ronald Reagan.

The Answer

Sir Paul Stephenson, the new Commissioner for New Scotland Yard and I both went to the same school – Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School – although not at the same time – I’m senior to him. The second thing we have in common is that neither of us went to university. I shall be taking note.


scarlet-blue said...

“It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations” - Sir Winston Churchill.

john.g. said...

You are far more attractive!

PI said...

Scarlet: glad he would approve.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

These are great quotes, Pat....

I would never have guessed in a million years what you and the New Scotland Yard fellow have in!

Kim Ayres said...

Nice set of quotes :)

kenju said...

‘The world is disgracefully managed, one hardly knows to whom to complain.’

Ronald Firbank.

THAT'S my favorite!

PI said...

John.g: you're just saying that:)

Naomi: it was a pleasant surprise to me:)

Kim: thank you especially as they are a little female biased. Unintentionally.

colleen said...

Was there a question? These are not your average quotes. I had to stop and think about most of them. Still thinking. What would Netchick say?

rashbre said...

I wondered if the link would be school related! But, to paraphrase Mark Twain, we must never let schooling interfere with education ;-)

rashbre said...

Oh prawns, I forgot to mention that NetChick sent me to say hello!

rashbre said...

...nb... I think your commenting is playing up. I may have inadvertantly left the last comment several times, because it kept refusing to accept. Please feel free to delete all / any surplus copies!

lom said...

loved the quotes. No you uni and you both did OK for yourself.

PI said...

Judy: so pithy isn't it?

Colleen; sorry you needed to scroll down . The question was what two things do we have in common?
I forgot to credit the book of quotes. It was 'Advanced Banter' by John Lloyd and John Mitchinson.

PI said...

Rashbre: I didn't delete any as they are all different. I have noticed my comments are arriving quite late. I don't know what I can do about it.
I like your'Prawns' and Mark Twain quote.

Sleepypete said...

Great quotes :-) There's some more cracking ones in Heinlein's Time Enough For Love. I keep looking at them when I feel the need to reassure myself that it's not just me noticing people act strange.

Especially agree with the Ronald Firbank quote - we need a revolution so we can get an alternative to the politicians with the reins at the moment :-)

Netchick sent me to say hello.

The Preacherman said...

“There is only one real tragedy in a woman's life. The fact that her past is always her lover, and her future invariably her husband.” - Oscar Wilde

“When a husband brings his wife flowers for no reason, there's a reason.” - Molly Macgee

He can't be any worse than the last plonker anyroad ;-)

PI said...

Sleepy Pete: thanks for that -I'll look out for it. As for MPs so many of them are completely shameless.

Manic: excellent!
I have great hopes of young Paul. One of my old boy friends met him at a School Reunion and reckoned he was a good egg.

Jennifer Priest Personal Coach said...

Hello Pat,
Netchick sent me. Glad she did.

The comedic quotes are great.

Julie Walters looks fantastic. I know her body of work is large, but the only thing I remember her being in right now is Mama Mia. I think that is just because it was the last thing I saw her in.

Also thoroughly enjoyed the images from the Dragon Inn.

Chris said...

NetChick sent me!

New Scotland Yard is home to the best Police Museum in the world, by the way, the "Black Museum". I work in another, much smaller police museum.

Time to go look around.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art. - Eleanor Roosevelt.

PI said...

Jennifer: welcome and thank you. I'd love to see Mama Mia.

Chris: that sounds interesting and if I get the chance I'll give it a whirl although the big city is becoming off my radar.

Miss D: there's a woman I would love to sit and have a chat with.