Category Archives: Quippery

Stephen Fry Quotations

An original idea. That can’t be too hard. The library must be full of them. How can I tell you what I think until I’ve heard what I’m going to say? I don’t need you to remind me of my age. I have a bladder to do that for me. If ignorance is bliss, why […]
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Thanksgiving and Turkey Quotations

Ah! on Thanksgiving day…. When the care-wearied man seeks his mother once more, And the worn matron smiles where the girl smiled before. What moistens the lips and what brightens the eye? What calls back the past, like the rich pumpkin pie? – John Greenleaf Whittier – A lady at the grocery store was looking […]
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Elections Quotations

An election is coming. Universal peace is declared, and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry. – George Eliot – A politician should have three hats. One for throwing into the ring, one for talking through, and one for pulling rabbits out of if elected. – Carl Sandburg – […]
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Chemistry Quotations

A chemistry teacher is recruited as a radio operator in the first world war. He soon becomes familiar with the military habit of abbreviating everything. As his unit comes under a sustained enemy attack, he is asked to urgently inform his HQ. “NaCl over NaOH! NaCl over NaOH!” he says. “NaCl over NaOH?” shouts his […]
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Magic and Spells Quotations

A book that should be written: “The Secret Behind Magic Tricks” by Howe D. Dewitt. – Author Unknown – Did you hear about the magical tractor? It turned into a field! – Author Unknown – …disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business…. – Tom Robbins, Even Cowgirls Get […]
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Ogden Nash Quotations and Poems

A husband is a guy who tells you when you’ve got on too much lipstick And helps you with your girdle when your hips stick. A jolly young fellow from Yuma Told an elephant joke to a puma; now his skeleton lies beneath hot western skies- the puma had no sense of huma All husbands […]
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House and Home Quotations

A great composer once called music an “interior adventure.” This, for me, defines what the word home means: an interior adventure; the place where we first cultivate our secret gardens – under the staircase, amid the trees in the backyard, in the treasures of our own room. – Author Unknown – A house without a […]
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Speaking Quotations

A closed mind is an enigma indeed. Nothing ever goes in – but odd things are forever coming out. – Laurence Dunphy – All of us are born with a set of instinctive fears, of falling, of the dark, of lobsters, of falling on lobsters in the dark, or speaking before the Rotary Club, or […]
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Humour (Humor) Quotations

A serious and good philosophical work could be written consisting entirely of jokes. – Ludwig Wittgenstein – Comedy has to be based on truth. You take the truth and you put a little curlicue at the end. – Sid Caesar – Everyone is flailing through this life without an owner’s manual, with whatever modicum of […]
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Lazy Quotations

Cassandra always hid when she read, though she never quite knew why. It was as if she couldn’t shake the guilty suspicion that she was being lazy, that surrendering herself so completely to something so enjoyable must surely be wrong. But surrender she did. Let herself drop through the rabbit hole and into a tale […]
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