Tuesday, May 19, 2015

So Quote Me


Layered collage using ad images from LOTR and NZ tourism.
I love quotes...

I've been collecting them since I was a teen. In a safe place somewhere (I keep misplacing the dang thing) is a note book that I turned into a scrapbook of favourite cartoons, quotes and art.

I know it goes back (at least) to when I was sixteen because I quoted a Hagar the Horrible strip on my Economics paper that year and the strip is in the book.

Today is cash, tomorrow credit. 
Remember please, 'twas I that said it.

Every since watching Gilligan Island's version of Hamlet, I've tried to remember Polonius's excellent advice... to music of course.(Toréador's song from the opera Carmen)
Neither a borrower nor a lender be,    
Do not forget: Stay out of debt; 

Think twice, and take this good advice from me, 
Guard that old solvency. 
There’s just one other thing you ought to do. 
To thine own self be true.
I never paid enough attention to the solvency part, but I have done my best to be true to myself... although it's a real challenge some days.

I've owned Time Enough For Love by Robert Heinlein since it came out in 1973.That didn't stop me from copying out my favourite bits from The Notebooks of Lazarus Long (a book of advice within the novel).
“Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.”
"The supreme irony of life is that hardly anyone gets out of it alive."
"A society that gets rid of all its troublemakers goes downhill."
And a quote that is as true today as it was during the Inquisition:
"It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so."
If there is not a Notebooks of Red Green there should be.
"You need only two tools.  If it doesn't move and it should, use WD-40.  If it moves and it shouldn't, use duct tape."

"When you make a mistake, make amends immediately.  It's easier to eat crow while it's still warm."

"Never pass up an opportunity to pee."
That last one I didn't learn to appreciate until recently.

On that note, if you'll excuse me, I need to skip to the loo.

2 comments:

  1. No wonder we get along - your mind is as cluttered as mine. You are hilarious...but true.

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    1. I just know a good line when I trip over it. Maybe someone will quote me someday. Can't think what I've said that's quote-worthy mind you... that I haven't quoted that is.

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