Friday, April 9, 2010

Fun Friday

Welcome one, welcome all, to another edition of Fun Friday! Today's post gives you amusing quotes from two people one might not, at first, think of as funny, and one who was one of this world's best comedic writers.

From Winston Churchill:

"A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject."

"Golf is a game whose aim it is to hit a very small ball into an even smaller hole with weapons singularly ill-designed for the purpose."

"I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals."

"I'm just preparing my impromptu remarks."

Lady Nancy Astor: "Winston, if you were my husband, I'd poison your tea."
Mr. Churchill: "Nancy, if I were your husband, I'd drink it."

From Agatha Christie:

"An archeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets, the more interested he is in her."

"I've always believed in writing without a collaborator, because where two people are writing the same book, each believes he gets all the worry and only half the royalties."

From Erma Bombeck:

"A friend will tell you she saw your old boyfriend - and he's a priest."

"All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them."

"Did you ever notice that the first piece of luggage on the airport carousel never belongs to anyone?"

"I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage."

"In two decades, I've lost a total of 789 pounds. I should be hanging from a charm bracelet."

"It goes without saying you that should never have more children than you have car windows."

"My second favourite household chore is ironing. My first is hitting my head on the top bunk bed until I faint."

Have a wonderful weekend. See you Monday.


  1. Elspeth - Thank you for those wonderful lines! I just loved 'em! I'm so glad that you included Erma Bombeck, whom I sorely miss. I can't tell you how many times I laughed out loud when I would read her columns and books. It was nice to be reminded of her rich, wonderful humor : ). And thanks for your humor, too : ).

  2. Margot; Hers were the first books that caused me to literally laugh out loud. I own many of them - and they still make me giggle. What a gifted writer she was - gone far too soon.

  3. Erma is one of my favorite writers. She had the world pegged. I should pick up one her books again.
    Thanks for the fun.


  4. I love these! Thanks, Elspeth.

    I'm with Erma on the ironing. Nowadays I just stick it all back in the dryer with a wet washcloth and get the wrinkles out that way. And shrink all the clothing, of course...

  5. Ann; Her books never get old.

    Karen; Wasn't she? Thanks for always stopping by, I really appreciate it.

    Elizabeth; Isn't ironing the worst? I used to do it while watching TV, but now there's nothing on I want to watch. Thus, the ironing tends to languish.

  6. that Churchill's sentence on pigs is hilarious :)))

  7. Erma Bombeck is one of my all-time faves. I haven't read her stuff in years. I got really addicted to her stuff way back in high school. Such a sharp wit :)

  8. I've seen my death - when it will be, I don't know, but it will involve laundry in some way.

    ~ Rayna


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