Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Tuesday Ten #3

Ten of My Favorite Quotes
  1. I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion. -Henry David Thoreau

  2. Kids, you tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is, never try. -Homer (Simpson)

  3. History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it. -Winston Churchill

  4. Needs should definitely be met, as long as it doesn't require ointments the next day. -Xander Harris

  5. Why slap them on the wrist with feather when you can belt them over the head with a sledgehammer. -Katherine Hepburn

  6. No man is totally useless, he can always serve as a bad example. -Apocrypha

  7. Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. -Mark Twain

  8. Life itself is the proper binge. -Julia Child

  9. I don't believe in accidents. There are only encounters in history. There are no accidents. -Pablo Picasso

  10. You can't hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk. -Unknown 7 year old

23 comments:

Think Frustrated said...

My favorites:

"Time exists so everything doesn't happen at once. Space exists so everything doesn't happen to us." Garrison Keillor

"Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple." Theodor Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss).

Übermilf said...

"Rub my feet." -- Ubermilf

Sizzle said...

that 7 year old is a genius.

Justin said...

Recent fave: Lauren Upton (Ms. South Carolina) (in response to a question asking why she thinks 1/5th of Americans can't find their own country on a map): "I personally believe that US Americans are unable to do so, because uh some people out there in our nation don't have Maps and I believe our education like such as in South Africa and the Iraq everywhere.. like such as. And I believe that they should uh; our education over here in the U.S. should help the U.S. ah, or should help South Africa and should help the Iraq and Asian countries so we will be able to build up our future for our children." Youtube it.

Hypersonic said...

#10 is gonna be my motto for life, I may even have it tattooed somewhere.

Scarlet Hip said...

Jacob - Dr. Seuss rules!

Ubie - that one will go down in history.

Sizz - this is why teaching first grade is the best.

Justin - I just saw that on YouTube. Either she didn't pay any attention to the question - which is an issue right there - or she's dumber than a bag of hammers.

Hyper - words to live by.

Bill said...

"Life is like sex. If you're not having fun, you're not doing it right." - me

miss kendra said...

to know even one person, you must swallow a world. - rushdie

we live on the edge of the miraculous. - henry miller

Justin said...

Even if she didn't pay attention, she's probably still not very smart. Come on, AC Slater got exasperated with her.

Cactus Prick said...

You absolutely CAN hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk. Stoopid kid.

Nance said...

"Well-behaved women seldom make history." That's my favorite quote, but I'm too lazy to look up who said it.

Words to live by, Scarlet.

Scarlet Hip said...

Bill - excellent. You should start your own little book of proverbs.

Kendra - see, I was hoping to get more cool quotes from this.

Justin - yeah, but you'd still do her.

Prick - where the hell have you been?

Nance - that may be my new favorite all time quote. Goes hand in hand with the Churchill one.

thephoenixnyc said...

Ha! Great quotes Brooke. You could do a top ten of Homer's alone.

Justin said...

She wouldn't be allowed to talk. "I think that, your foreplay, like such as the kissing, should benefit, everyone, like such as me."

Bone said...

Man, Picasso sooo copied me, which is really weird since he came along about a hundred years before I did.

The man wasn't just an artist, he was a magician!

Scarlet Hip said...

Phoenix - mmmm...beer.

Justin - she should totally become a politician. She's already more eloquent than Bush.

Bone - artist, magician, misogynist - he had it all.

Bill said...

This one is not one of mine, but it's a personal favourite:

"What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing."

- Oscar Wilde -

Mone said...

It always turnes out different as you thought it would.

jiggs said...

It's not the ointments I'm worried about.

Spinning Girl said...

I intend to live forever. So far, so good.

--Steven Wright

Jill said...

Why hello there, Miss Scarlet.

cajunvegan said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and my Thursday 13. I love your quotes, too. I think I'm going to use #9 with the middle school students I see in my office. And, yes, we do have a lot in common. Great blog of your own! I hope that you don't mind that I bookmarked you on my blog.

Scarlet Hip said...

Bill - very nice. I think you need to do a list of your favorites too.

Mone - very similar to one that I should have put on my list: Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted.

Jiggs - but they can be quite soothing.

Spinning - he's always so right on target.

Jill - well hello there stranger!

CV - I've dedicated a whole post to you, so yes, feel free to link me!