Friday, April 08, 2011

Wise words

In peace there’s nothing so becomes a man as modest stillness and humility.

William Shakespeare


I not only use all the brains I have, but all that I can borrow.

Woodrow Wilson


Jealously is all the fun you think they had.

Erica Yong


I think it is good that books still exist, but they do make me sleepy

Frank Zappa


I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.

Noel Coward


He who is not aware of his ignorance will only be misled by his knowledge.

Richard Whatley


Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.

Peter Ustinov


Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts.

Rita Mae Brown


At the worst, a house unkept cannot be so distressing as a life unlived.

Dame Rose Macaulay


Times have not become more violent. They have just become more televised.

Marilyn Manson


A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don’t need it.

Bob Hope


One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.

Bob Marley


No sword bites so fiercely as an evil tongue.

Sir Philip Sidney


There is no such thing as ‘fun for the whole family’.

Jerry Seinfeld


You can’t have everything. Where would you put it?

Steven Wright


No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else’s draft.

H.G. Wells

21 comments:

The Unbearable Banishment said...

What an eclectic bunch you've assembled here! Frank Zappa. My goodness. I need to pull his Apostrophe album out of moth balls. Thanks for the nudge.

Scarlet Blue said...

Bob Hope is spot on!
Sx

R. Sherman said...

He who is not aware of his ignorance will only be misled by his knowledge.

That needs to be tatooed on the foreheads of every politician who believes his/her intelligence is so much greater than the rest of us.

Cheers.

Pat said...

UB: fascinating man with a crazy face.

Scarlet: was it ALL script writers I wonder?

Randall: and so say all of us!

Jimmy said...

"Never go downstairs naked at midnight to get a drink while your mother-in-law is staying in the guest bedroom!" - Jimmy B*stard

angryparsnip said...

I adore Noel Coward's comment ! One of my favorites !

The first thing I thought as @Unbearable said so very eclectic today !

cheers, parsnip

Pat said...

Jimmy; there's an image to keep me awake at night:)

Parsnip: I like to think my commenters are quite ecletic.

Guyana-Gyal said...

I like them all!

Seems like H. G. Wells had some editor who was trying to...

Tee hee @ Noel Coward's remark. A long flight is good too, haha.

Jimmy said...

Pat, I thought it was strange why she left her breakfast sausage untouched this very morn.

Ponita in Real Life said...

Excellent selection of quotes!

And Jimmy's too... I'm sure I'd not be put off by seeing you come downstairs naked, but then, I'm not your MIL either... ;-)

Pat said...

GG: I though H.G. Well's was very perspicacious and Coward's wit - especially when he is being waspish - usually makes me chuckle.

Jimmy: poor MIL. I expect it will be a while before she can look you in the eye. Now remember tonight, put your dressing gown on. And do it up!

Jimmy said...

Pat, I've taken extra precautions for tonight hen, I've locked the MIL in the barn, just to be on the safe side. Aye.. I know, I'm all heart.

@Pon - For the love of god doll, raise your mind out of the gutter. Tis soap and water I have for that tongue!

Pat said...

Ponita: glad you like the quotes.

Jimmy; I'm sure Ponita simply meant that as a nurse she had seen it all before. But I shouldn't put words in her mouth. My patient's ages were from birth to age fourteen so we were protected from anything untoward.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Some good ones Pat! Many Many, in fact.

Whenever I see Frank Zappa's name I think of a plane ride I took many many years ago on the MGM Grand Airline. Frank Zappa and his wife were sitting across from me and it was the very first flight where NO SMOKING ANYWHEREON ON THE PLANE, was instituted. New York to L.A.---Zappa had a very very hard time not being able to smoke. I remember his wife tried to sooth him as best she could, but by the 5th hour, he was a wreck!

Jimmy said...

Ahhh Pat, protective as well as beautiful, what a rare find you truly are.

Pat said...

Naomi: what a great experience I would have been riveted as I find him and his facial expressions fascinating.

Jimmy: xox

Granny Annie said...

Great quotes. I love "You can’t have everything. Where would you put it?" Steven Wright

Ron and I both are pack rats and try to have it all. Believe me, we are running out of places to put things.

Pat said...

Grannie Annie: I feel for the poor devils who have to sort it all when we've gone:)

Kim Ayres said...

That Marilyn Manson quote really is spot on

Guyana-Gyal said...

Noel Coward was wicked :-D
This afternoon I watched a film about Gertrude Lawrence, and when she got married he sent her a telegram saying, AT LAST YOU ARE DEFLOWERED ON THIS AS EVERY OTHER DAY I LOVE YOU.

Pat said...

Kim: I'm sure sometimes it incites the violence.

GG: I read of things they got up to travelling round Italy. They were a mischievous trio - Noely, Colely and Gertie. Sometimes their humour was infantile bur infectious.