“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”
— C.S. Lewis
I was recently asked to for my favourite quote and it took me a while to remember this one. Recording it here for quick reference!
“One must never miss an opportunity of quoting things by others which are always more interesting than those one thinks up oneself.”
This list is from 2015 when Junior Pixels was 5 turning 6, Little Bear was 3 turning 4, and Little Whale turned 2 during that year. My favourite quote would have to be about sipping tea at the traffic lights… good times.
For the past couple of years we’ve kept a list of funny quotes that the boys have said so we can look back at these with fond memories.
This list is from 2014 when Junior Pixels was 4 turning 5, Little Bear was 2 turning 3, and Little Whale turned 1 during that year.
“The whole of the global economy is based on supplying the cravings of two percent of the whole population. If Americans suddenly stopped indulging, or ran out of closet space, the world would fall apart. If you ask me, that’s crazy.”
~ Bill Bryson – The Lost Continent (1990)
Even though this was written 18 years before the Global Financial Crisis, it’s rather poignant if you ask me.
‘When you get into this business, they don’t tell you you’ll get cat bones in the mail’
I recently read ‘Haunted Heart: the life and times of Stephen King‘ by Lisa Rogak, which, among other things, contains some brilliant quotes like the corker above.
Couples are exchanging gifts and presents to show their love for each other. If only people could do more of this throughout the year, we may not have 900 divorces a week in Queensland. As a marriage and relationship counselor, I see so many who take their relationship for granted.
~ Troy Wilson, Browns Plains (via the Courier Mail 13/02/2010)
A couple of his quotes were quite neat:
“You must walk that tightrope between accident and discipline. Accident by itself…so what? Discipline by itself is boring. By walking that tightrope and putting down something on a canvas…coming from your guts, you have a chance of making marks that … will live longer than you.”
“I give thanks every day that I’ve been able to take my craziness and make it work for me.”
“After all those years of all kinds of abuse and crashing into trees at eighty miles an hour and jumping off buildings and living through overdoses and liver disease, I feel better now than I did ten years ago. I might have some scar tissue, but that’s all right, I’m still making progress. And when I do think, “Man, a fucking motel room with a couple of thousand dollars’ worth of narcotics would do me right,” I just look over at my dog and remember that Buster’s never seen me high.”
Anthony Kiedis – Scar Tissue (2004)
I was against buying a house, because it meant we would have a stake in capitalism, and I believed private property had a limited future…
– Mark Dapin – Sex & Money
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.
– Chinese Proverb
“He comments on how amazing it is that everything in the universe can be described by the twenty-six written characters with which they have been working.”
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Innately, I am a worrier. Whenever I start to worry I try to recall the following quotes.
The first is about the two rules of life:
Rule Number One: Don’t sweat the small stuff
Rule Number Two: It’s all small stuff
The second is a quote I heard in a film at the National Museum in Canberra in 2004:
“As long as I’m breathing, I’m having a good day”
The third is a part of an Underworld song, Born Slippy .Nuxx:
“Let your feelings slip boy, but never your mask, boy.”