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Monday, November 19, 2012

They said it

I didn't



Give a man a fish, and you'll feed him for a day.
Give him religion and he'll starve to death while praying for a fish.                       
             Timothy Jones 

When the white missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said 'Let us pray.' We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land.
                                Desmond Tutu 

America is the only country where a significant proportion of the population believes that professional wrestling is real but the moon landing was faked.
                        David Letterman 

I'm not a paranoid, deranged millionaire. God dammit, I'm a billionaire.
                      Howard Hughes 

After the game, the King and the pawn go into the same box.
                               Italian proverb

Men are like linoleum floors. Lay 'em right and you can walk all over them for thirty years.
             Betsy Salkind 

The only reason they say 'Women and children first' is to test the strength of the lifeboats.
                        Jean Kerr 

I've been married to a communist and a fascist, and neither would take out the garbage
                               Zsa Zsa Gabor 

You know you're a redneck if your home has wheels and your car doesn't.
                        Jeff Foxworthy 

When a man opens a car door for his wife, it's either a new car or a new wife.
                      Prince Philip 

A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kickboxing.
                            Emo Philips. 

Wood burns faster when you have to cut and chop it yourself.
                           Harrison Ford 

The best cure for sea sickness, is to sit under a tree.
                              Spike Milligan 

Lawyers believe a man is innocent until proven broke.
                                  Robin Hall 

Kill one man and you're a murderer, kill a million and you're a conqueror.
                            Jean Rostand. 

Having more money doesn't make you happier. I have 50 million dollars but I'm just as happy as when I had 48 million.
                Arnold Schwarzenegger. 

We are here on earth to do good unto others. What the others are here for, I have no idea.
                              WH Auden 

In hotel rooms I worry. I can't be the only guy who sits on the furniture naked.
                             Jonathan Katz 

If life were fair Elvis would still be alive today and all the impersonators would be dead.
                        Johnny Carson 

I don't believe in astrology. I am a Sagittarius and we're very skeptical.
                           Arthur C Clarke 

Hollywood must be the only place on earth where you can be fired by a man wearing a Hawaiian shirt and a baseball cap.
                            Steve Martin

Home cooking. Where many a man thinks his wife is.
                             Jimmy Durante 

As I hurtled through space, one thought kept crossing my mind - every part of this rocket was supplied by the lowest bidder.
                          John Glenn 

If toast always lands butter-side down, and cats always land on their feet, what happens if you strap toast on the back of a cat?
                             Steven Wright 

America is so advanced that even the chairs are electric.
                            Doug Hamwell 

The first piece of luggage on the carousel never belongs to anyone.
                             George Roberts 

If God had intended us to fly he would have made it easier to get to the airport
                          Jonathan Winters 

I have kleptomania, but when it gets bad, I take something for it.
                   Robert Benchley

 With thanks to Dale Williams and Gillian Smythe

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