Tag: quotes

Stolen Quote: Women

I’d much rather be a woman than a man. Women can cry, they can wear cute clothes, and they’re the first to be rescued off sinking ships. ~ Gilda Radner, Comedienne

That’s why before I board a ship, I first make sure there aren’t many women on it.

Stolen Quote: Perfect

That is just the way in this world; an enemy can partly ruin a man, but it takes a good-natured injudicious friend to complete the thing and make it perfect. ~ Mark Twain–The Tragedy of Pudd’nhead Wilson

After all, what are friends for?

Stolen Quote: Family

When we’re dealing with the people in our family–no matter how annoying or gross they may be, no matter how self-inflicted their suffering may appear, no matter how afflicted they are with ignorance, prejudice or nose hairs–we give from the deepest parts of ourselves. ~ Anne Lamott, Author

I don’t mind such giving, as long as my wallet is left out of it.

Stolen Quote: Alone

Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each of you be alone, even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music. ~ Kahlil Gibran, on Marriage, from “The Prophet”

We’ve found this advice easy to follow, after we’ve had beans.

Stolen Quote: Shoes

You know you’re old when someone compliments you on your alligator shoes, and you’re barefoot. ~ Phyllis Diller

And when you’re old, you’re wise enough to accept the compliment, rather than point out the mistake.

Stolen Quote: Play

I think of life itself now as a wonderful play that I’ve written for myself, and so my purpose is to have the utmost fun playing my part. ~ Shirley MacLaine

My purpose would be to stick around long enough to see how it all ends.

Stolen Quote: Dying

I say to people who care for people who are dying, if you really love that person and want to help them, be with them when their end comes close. Sit with them. You don’t even have to talk. You don’t have to do anything but really be there with them. ~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Whether someone is living or dying, there seems to be no good substitute for human presence.