“I left in love, in laughter, and in truth and wherever truth, love and laughter abide, I am there in spirit.” Who said it? Continue reading
“I don’t believe in this fairy tale of staying together for ever. Ten years with somebody is enough.” Who said it? Continue reading
“There ought to be limits to freedom.” Who said it? Continue reading
I just found out an amusing fact about old Shane MacGowan, the brilliant songsmith who founded one of Celtic rock’s most celebrated bands and is somehow still with us after years of reckless merriment, spirits having literally preserved him.
Another influential musician (albeit in a different genre) recounted something from his youth in England that involved the mischievous Mr. MacGowan:
At my previous school in London I was good friends with Shane. He and I used to sit together in the back row of English Lit. He was extremely smart.
On one occasion during a boring reading of some classic novel or other, the teacher spotted me and Shane nattering. He singled me out saying something like, “What figure of speech is ‘indubitably’… Robertson?”
Shane whispered under his breath: “It’s an onanism.”
Ha. “IT’S AN ONANISM, SIR!” I blurted out.
Which I did. Much to the delight of Shane and the rest of the class.
“When I lie on the beach there naked, which I do sometimes, and I feel the wind coming over me and I see the stars up above and I am looking into this very deep, indescribable night, it is something that escapes my vocabulary to describe. Then I think: ‘God, I have no importance. Whatever I do or don’t do, or what anybody does, is not more important than the grains of sand that I am lying on, or the coconut that I am using for my pillow.'” Who said it? Continue reading
“Television is an invention whereby you can be entertained in your living room by people you wouldn’t have in your house.” Who said it? The answer is at the end of this post. Now on to the links! Continue reading
“If you can make a woman laugh, you’re seeing the most beautiful thing on God’s earth.” Who said it? Continue reading
“My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met.” Who said it? Continue reading
“I am not fit for this office and should never have been here.” Who said it? Continue reading
“Hollywood is so crooked that Mafia gangsters are entirely outclassed and don’t stand a chance. People in Hollywood are smarter. They have more sophisticated knowledge of money and deals and how to steal legally rather than illegally.” Who said it? Continue reading
“I think women rule the world and that no man has ever done anything that a woman either hasn’t allowed him to do or encouraged him to do.” Who said it? Continue reading
“If you’re really pro-life, do me a favor—don’t lock arms and block medical clinics. If you’re so pro-life, lock arms and block cemeteries.” Who said it? Continue reading
“The radio makes hideous sounds.” Who said it? Continue reading
“Ordinary life is pretty complex stuff.” Who said it? Continue reading
“Freedom of any kind is the worst for creativity.” Who said it? Continue reading
Sorry for the long absence. Let’s carry on, shall we? “If you listen to the guys up in the stands, pretty soon you’ll be up there sitting with them.” Who said it? Continue reading
“In times like the present, men should utter nothing for which they would not willingly be responsible through time and eternity.” Who said it? Continue reading
“It’s absolutely stunning to me, the contempt in which the network holds the audience. The idea that these people have standards is laughable.” Who said it? Continue reading
“If in the first act you have hung a pistol on the wall, then in the following one it should be fired. Otherwise don’t put it there.” Who said it? Continue reading