Many Quotes of the Day - 2/9/98
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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 98 02:04:42 -0800
Subject: Many Quotes of the Day - 2/9/98
Forwarded-by: Stephen Nelson <StephenNelson@KennedyJenks.com>
Enemies are to be selected with care. Once their usefulness as enemies has
worn off, they can be welcomed back as friends.
- George W. Spayth
These numbers are not my own. They are from someone who knows what he is
- a Wisconsin legislator
Only a fool tests the depth of the water with both feet.
- African proverb
Wisdom gave the elderly the opportunity to be elderly.
- Robert Half
They call you stubborn when you fail, but persistent when you succeed.
A marriage, to be happy, needs an exterior threat. New York provides that.
- Garrison Keillor
Now, nature, as I am only too aware, has her enthusiasts, but on the whole,
I am not to be counted among them. To put it rather bluntly, I am not the
type who wants to go back to the land; I am the type who wants to go back
to the hotel.
- Fran Lebowitz
From: the 12 Jan issue of Forbes magazine:
The comic spirit is given to us in order that we may analyze, weigh and
clarify things in us which nettle us, or which we are outgrowing, or trying
- Thornton Wilder
Comedy is tragedy that happens to other people.
- Angela Carter
Comedy appeals to the collective mind of the audience and this grows
fatigued; while farce appeals to a more robust organ, their collective
- W. Somerset Maughan
All tragedies are finished by a death, all comedies are ended by a marriage.
- Lord Byron
The guy has baggy pants, flat feet, the most miserable, bedraggled looking
bastard you ever saw; makes itchy gestures as though he's got crabs under
his arms - but he's funny.
- Sterling Ford
(- the cite does not indicate who Ford is
talking about, but it sounds as if he might
be talking about Charlie Chaplin - sjn)
All I need to make comedy is a park, a policeman, and a pretty girl -
- Charlie Chaplin
The perception of the comic is a tie of sympathy with other men, a pledge
of sanity, and a protection from those perverse tendencies and gloomy
insanity in which fine intellects sometimes lose themselves
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Comedy just pokes at problems, rarely confronts them squarely. Drama is
like a plate of meat and potatoes; comedy is rather like the dessert, a bit
- Woody Allen
All that the comedian has to show for his years of work and aggravation is
the echo of forgotten laughter.
- Fred Allen
To appreciate nonsense requires a serious interest in life.
- Gelett Burgess
© 1998 Peter Langston