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This was so much fun to write. But I Just. Couldn't. Stop at ten. I really tried. I could have probably gone on to a bagillion....
- "Cleanliness is not next to godliness. It isn't even in the same neighborhood. No one has ever gotten a religious experience out of removing burned-on cheese from the grill of the toaster oven." ~ Erma Bombeck, Forever, Erma: Best-Loved Writing from America's Favorite Humorist.
- "We could live offa the fatta the lan' " ~ John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men
- "If I can fool a bug...I can surely fool a man. People are not as smart as bugs." ~ E.B. White, Charlotte's Web
- "There must be something in books, things we can't imagine, to make a woman stay in a burning house; there must be something there. You don't stay for nothing." ~ Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451
- "Stories never really end...even if the books like to pretend they do. Stories always go on. They don't end on the last page, any more than they begin on the first page." ~ Cornelia Funke, Inkspell
- "I give in and light another cigarette even though last night the surgeon general came on the television set and shook his finger at everybody, trying to convince us that smoking will kill us. But Mother once told me tongue kissing would turn me blind and I'm starting to think it's all just a big plot between the surgeon general and Mother to make sure no one ever has any fun." Kathryn Stockett, The Help
- "Promise me you'll always remember you're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh
- "Is there anything to read around this dump?" "What sort of thing?" "Anything. Words in a row." ~ Robert Heinlein, Glory Road
- "I am your mother, the first mile of your road. Me and all my obvious and hidden limitations. That means than in addition to possibly wrecking you, I have the chance to give to you what was given to me: a decent childhood, more good memories that bad, some values, a sense of tribe, a run at happiness. You can't imagine how seriously I take that - even as I fail you. Mothering you is the first thing of consequence that I have ever done. " ~ Kelly Corrigan, Lift
- " 'Speak English!' said the Eaglet. 'I don't know the meaning of half those long words, and I don't believe you do either!' " ~ Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
- "I went into the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life and see if I could not learn what they had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." ~ Henry David Thoreau, Walden
- "If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you." ~ A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh
- "...to think of Wisconsin specifically or the Midwest as a whole as anything other than beautiful is to ignore the extraordinary power of the land. The lushness of the grass and trees in August, the roll of the hills,...that rich smell of soil, the evening sunlight over a field of wheat, or the crickets chirping at dusk on a residential street: All of it, it has always made me feel at peace. There is room, there is a realness of place, The seasons are extreme, but they pass and return, pass and return...The Midwest: it is quietly lovely, not preening with the need to have its attributes remarked on. It is the place I am calmest and most myself." ~ Curtis Sittenfeld, American Wife
Thanks so much for stopping.