What Are Your Favorite Sayings?


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


“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


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


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

“Everyone is entitled to my opinion” - Me


“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


Something my dad used to say:

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


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)


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

  • Grouch Marx/SJ Perelman


Blowing out ones candle to make your own candle brighter.


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


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!”


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!


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


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


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


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

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


We might run out of real estate.

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


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


“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.



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