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Thirteen Timely Quotes

January 18th, 2007

For this week’s Thursday Thirteen — just when you needed them…


13. “The giraffe you thought you offended last week is willing to be nuzzled today.” — anon.

12. “I loathe people who keep dogs. They are cowards who haven’t got the guts to bite people themselves.” — August Strindberg

11. “Love is a snowmobile racing across the tundra, which suddenly flips over, pinning you underneath. At night the ice weasels come.” — Matt Groening, “Love is Hell”

10. “Taught from infancy that beauty is woman’s sceptre, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison.” — Mary Wollstonecraft, reformer and writer (1759-1797)

9. “Anyway, I keep picturing all these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye and all. Thousands of little kids, and nobody’s around — nobody big, I mean — except me. And I’m standing on the edge of some crazy cliff. What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff — I mean if they’re running and they don’t look where they’re going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them. That’s all I’d do all day. I’d just be the catcher in the rye. I know it; I know it’s crazy, but that’s the only thing I’d really like to be. I know it’s crazy.” — J.D. Salinger, “Catcher in the Rye”

8. “”I stuck the letter back in the envelope, Scotch-taped it together, and readdressed it to Buddy, without putting on a new stamp. I thought the message was worth a good three cents. Then I decided I would spend the summer writing a novel. That would fix a lot of people.” — Sylvia Plath, “The Bell Jar”

7. “The music than can deepest reach, / And cure all ill, is cordial speech.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882)

6. �Life gets better after you give up all hope.� — anon.

5. “To keep your marriage brimming/
With love in the loving cup/Whenever you’re wrong, admit it/
Whenever you’re right, shut up.”
— Ogden Nash, author (1902-1971)

4. “The bluebird carries the sky on his back.” — Henry David Thoreau, naturalist and author (1817-1862)

3. “Nobody can be exactly like me. Sometimes even I have trouble doing it.” — Tallulah Bankhead, actress (1903-1968)

2. “Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” –H. Jackson Brown, Jr., writer

1. “I shall allow no man to belittle my soul by making me hate him.” — Booker T. Washington (1856-1915)


  1. ancsweetnsassygal says

    This is a great post. Some of these quotes I’m not famaliar with. The dog quote is hilarious.

    My TT is up also on why I hate being a middle child.

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  2. Wacky Mommy says

    From an anon. reader, and too good to not publish:

    “If it ain’t one thing it’s a motherfuckin’ ‘nother.” — Snoop Dogg, Doggystyle album

    “No pleasure but meanness.” — The Misfit, “A Good Man is Hard to Find”

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  3. Beth says

    lol- I think we used the same site for our quotes this week. A lot of the quotes I read I had never heard nor seen before. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Angelo says

    Those are some great quotes! I’m gonna have to write those down. I especially love #11 and #2, and the one by snoop dogg hehe. Happy T13!

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  5. Scooper says

    I like the way you make this count down and the quotes are nice too.

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  6. Bug says

    Ouch #2 just hit home *chuckle*

    Happy TT, great list!

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  7. Terrible Mother says

    “She would of been a good woman,” The Misfit said, “if it had been somebody there to shoot her every minute of her life.” – (also from) A Good Man is Hard to Find

    Sorry, I had to.

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