What Are Your Favorite Sayings?


#1

Please post your favorite sayings. They can be quotes from other sources, or one you invented.

I will start…

“If you want nice fresh oats, you have to pay a fair price. If you can be satisfied with oats that have already been through the horse, well, that comes a little cheaper" Author Unknown

“To be able to really see, one must, above all, open one’s heart” Gaston Rebuffat, French Alpinist


#2

“In an age where there is much talk about “being yourself,” I reserve to myself the right to forget about being myself since, in any case, there is very little chance of my being anybody else.”

~Thomas Merton


#3

Anything worth doing, is worth doing right! J.W. Smith (My Dad)


#4

“Never start vast projects with half-vast ideas” - Unknown

“Everyone is entitled to my opinion” - Me


#5

“Dyin’ ain’t much of a living, boy” - Clint Eastwood, The Outlaw Josey Wales

“Just give me a comfortable couch, a dog, a good book, and a woman. Then if you can get the dog to go somewhere and read the book, I might have a little fun.” - Groucho Marx


#6

Something my dad used to say:

Some people like a small one.
Some people like a big one.
Nobody likes a smart one.


#7

I never waste my time on people who Know The Truth: there’s very little to learn from them, less than ever the truth (Alois Anzlovar)


#8

Time flies like an arrow.
Fruit flies like a banana.

  • Grouch Marx/SJ Perelman

#9

Blowing out ones candle to make your own candle brighter.


#10

There is no such thing as inclement weather.
There is only inadequate clothing.


#11

My wife, who was a great cook, used to say, after reading a complex, but time-consuming recipe, “Life’s too short to stuff a mushroom!”


#12

Shirley Maclaine, the actor, after being asked an overly philosophical question by a boring interviewer, said “Look, after 'f*#k and ‘sh*t’, you lost me!”, which I thought was priceless!


#13

It’s always the same old story: those who feel different regard themselves as superior and those who feel equal kill them.
(Chiron)


#14

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson (my wife’s great-great-great something or other)

But my all-time favorite is,

Don’t gamble; take all your savings and buy some good stock and hold it till it goes up, then sell it. If it don’t go up, don’t buy it.

  • Will Rogers

#15

“A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.”
~ Jean de la Fontaine


#16

When You Come to a Fork in the Road, Take It!

  • Yogi Berra
    (we should have a thread devoted just for Yogisms)

#17

We might run out of real estate.

“Baseball is 90% mental and the other half is physical”. - Yogi Berra


#18

There’s no crying in Baseball. If it was easy, everyone would do it.
– Paraphrased from Jimmy Dugan in A League of Their Own


#19

“Be careful. The light at the end of the tunnel could be an oncoming train!”

“The only thing worse than no plan, is two plans”
–Alan Brunacini, former Phoenix, AZ Fire Chief.

-p


#20

Sometimes I pretend to be Normal but it gets boring. So I go back to being me.