28 Feb

I’m at an all-day workshop today, so here’s a reblog from two years ago.

The following quotes are from my clippings notebook:

Dilbert quotes, from an old Sky TV magazine:

  • Accept that some days you are the pigeon and some days you are the statue
  • Last night I lay in bed looking up at the sky and stars and I thought to myself, ‘Where the heck is the ceiling?’
  • You’re slower than a herd of turtles stampeding through peanut butter
  • Never argue with an idiot.  They drag you down to their level then beat you with experience
  • Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups

This next one is from Hagar the Horrible. It’s not that funny but it struck a chord with me because I read it when the Hub was travelling sub-Saharan Africa for weeks at a time and I was trying to think of reasons why that might be a good thing:

Helga: (Sigh) Being the wife of a traveling man is a trade-off…He gets to visit the great cities of Europe for three weeks…and I get a clean house for three weeks!

Only, the house was never clean for three weeks because I always re-arranged the furniture when he was away and it would take days at a time to do each room and the house would be upside down.  He would come back and be walking into things and getting into the wrong side of the bed for ages afterwards.  Served him right for leaving me alone with a baby and bad telly.

An old favourite from Hi And Lois. I can’t remember the characters’ names but it doesn’t really matter:

Mum (enters room where children are watching television): This program is awfully violent.

Boy: It’s just an animated cartoon, Mom, made up of thousands of drawings.  The  characters aren’t real so nobody gets hurt!

(Mum leaves)

Boy: That’s what I call my “Disney Defense.”

 Some Peanuts quotes:

  • Sally: I think I’ve discovered the secret of life – you just hang around until you get used to it.
  • Charlie Brown: Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.
  • Charlie Brown again: Sometimes I lie awake at night and I ask, “Why me?”  Then a voice answers, “Nothing personal, your name just happened to come up.”

Peanuts Minus Snoopy with Linus

My personal favourite, unattributed:

If I were given the opportunity to present a gift to the next generation, it would be the ability for each individual to learn to laugh at himself.

23 Responses to “Quote…Unquote”

  1. sanstorm February 28, 2012 at 11:52 #

    Yup, a husband away on business sure dies tempt me towards spring cleaning the attic. I need help. (on a number of levels)


  2. jmgoyder February 28, 2012 at 12:02 #

    Brilliant last quote – so many people cannot do this!


  3. roughseasinthemed February 28, 2012 at 13:27 #

    I love that first cartoon joke. That is so true. Every day and at every meeting though!


  4. siggiofmaine February 28, 2012 at 14:16 #

    Thank you…love your collection of smiles and thoughtful quotes.
    Peace and sunshine to you, my dear,
    Siggi in Downeast Maine


    • Tilly Bud March 2, 2012 at 15:08 #

      Thank you, Siggi. I always enjoy your peace 🙂


  5. mairedubhtx February 28, 2012 at 14:36 #

    I enjoyed your quotes today. Even if they were a repost (which I don’t remember, which shows where my mind is).


    • Tilly Bud March 2, 2012 at 15:09 #

      It was probably before you were a regular. My first year blogging consisted largely of me typing to myself 🙂


  6. Pat Bean February 28, 2012 at 14:38 #

    your favorite is my favorite, too. And I think it’s the people who can’t laugh at themselves who cause all the world’s problems. Meanwhile I’m nursing a sick dog and feel like it’s my day to be the statue. Keep laughing.


  7. 1stjoeyanna February 28, 2012 at 16:08 #

    Always love the comic section!


  8. laurieanichols February 28, 2012 at 16:13 #

    My personal favorite is never argue with an idiot, they drag you down to their level and beat you with their experience. I love the simplicity and the common sense of it. Thank you Tilly, I hope that your all day seminar went well and that it served you well.


    • Tilly Bud March 2, 2012 at 15:11 #

      It did; I had great fun and intend to blog about it, sort of.


  9. Aspergers Girls February 28, 2012 at 18:18 #

    Thanks for adding fun to my day! I love: “Last night I lay in bed looking up at the sky and stars and I thought to myself, ‘Where the heck is the ceiling?”


    • Tilly Bud March 2, 2012 at 15:12 #

      That’s an old one but it makes me laugh every time 🙂


  10. McGuffyAnn@McGuffy's Reader February 29, 2012 at 00:42 #

    I gave you an award…McGuffy’s Reader


  11. eof737 March 1, 2012 at 06:21 #

    Enjoy your workshop! 😉


  12. Paula Tohline Calhoun March 14, 2012 at 15:00 #

    Don’t know how I missed these, but it’s probably because my in-box is so stuffed that I just didn’t see it! I am going to be sharing a few of those quotes. Thanks! 😆


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