Thursday, December 06, 2007

Thursday Thirteen: Quotations

AHHHHHHHHH, I missed Wednesday AGAIN. I'm sorry.

To make that up to you, I'm going to give you not just a few quotations, but thirteen of them. I'll combine my love of quotations with the Thursday Thirteen.

Thirteen Quotations

1…. Gonna Show Your Work?
Professor: So, what is the meatiest calculator out there?
Student: TI-89!
Professor: So, what can the TI-89 do?
Student: Calculus!
Professor: Holy shit! Integral calculus! I didn't know they could do that these days. Well, I'm gonna clutch my genitals and go hide in the corner!
via Overheard Everywhere, Dec 6, 2007

2........"A best friend is someone who doesn't look at you as if you're crazy when you say something like, 'Let's steal John Wayne's cement footprints from in front of Grauman's Theatre.'" -Madelyn Pugh Davis Lucy and Ethel Behind the Scenes

3.........My breasts have become symbols of power and instruments of pleasure and pain. So this whole nourish-the-next-generation thing should be a breeze. I suspect the only reasons breasts haven't gotten around to ending global violence is that they haven't had time yet." -Stephanie Dolgoff Breast Friends

4......."My mother said I drove her crazy. I did not drive my mother crazy. I flew her there. It was faster." -Robin Tyler

5....."If we look long enough and hard enough...we will begin to see the connections that bind us together, and when we recognize those connections, we will begin to change the world." -Muriel Rykeyser

6....."I read recipes the same way I read science fiction. I get to the end and think, 'Well, that's not going to happen'."--Rita Rudner

7...."Only where there is language is there world."-Adrienne Rich

8...."I think it's time for a real woman who has led a real life to re-design Barbie. Let's start with her nose. I think a bump where her brother hit her with a baseball bat while she was sleeping is a nice touch. Breasts. How about the kind that face east and west, wanting nothing to do with each other? Her hips could start out at a normal size and then quietly expand over the years while she remained powerless to do anything about it. I want little girls to grow up thinking, 'Why should I go to the gym? My body may not be perfect, but it's better than Barbies.' Are you listening, Mattel?"

9......I'm nine years behind in my ironing. I bury a lot in the back yard." -Phyllis Diller

10..."You can't chase away guilt with a political slogan." -Anne Roiphe, Fruitful

11...."If men ever discovered how tough women actually are, they would be scared to death." -Edna Ferber A Kind of Magic

12...."If home is his castle, let him clean it!"-Seen on a NOW button

13...."No woman is required to build the world by destroying herself."--Rabbi Moses Sofer

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Samantha_K said...

11 and 13? Here, here!

Great list!

tickledpink.nicole said...

If only #3 was right! Fun list!

damozel said...

Those are great. I didn't know ANY of these!


Jeannine said...

I so hear you on No. 8 and No. 9!!!!
Fun list. Thank you for sharing.
Happy TT! :-)

Robin said...

Great list - I think #3 is my favorite!

PS Still no libary book, I'm tempted to try and foist yours on them after all LOL.

Nicholas said...

I don't know any of those, but #9 made me chuckle.