Thursday, March 08, 2007

Erma Louise Bombeck

I came across a few quotations from this writer and instantly decided to share them with you.

From Wikipedia : Erma Louise Bombeck (February 21, 1927 – April 22, 1996), born Erma Fiste, was an American humorist who achieved great popularity for a newspaper column that depicted suburban home life in the second half of the 20th century.

Favorite Quotes from her writings that I collected:

"There's nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child."
" It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else."
"Laughter rises out of tragedy, when you need it the most, and rewards you for your courage."
"When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything you gave me."

And these are her books .... some of them are excellent humorous one-liners

* The Grass is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank
* Aunt Erma's Cope Book
* If Life is a Bowl of Cherries, What Am I Doing in the Pits?
* I Lost Everything in the Post-Natal Depression
* When You Look Like Your Passport Photo, It's Time to Go Home
* Just Wait Until You Have Children of Your Own (written with Bil Keane)
* Family - The Ties that Bind... and Gag!
* A Marriage Made in Heaven or Too Tired for an Affair
* At Wit's End
* Forever, Erma: Best-Loved Writing From American's Favorite Humorist
* Motherhood: The Second Oldest Profession
* I Want to Grow Hair, I Want to Grow Up, I Want to Go to Boise: Children Surviving Cancer
* All I Know About Animal Behavior I Learned in Loehmann's Dressing Room.


Sunday, March 04, 2007


“Before the beginning of great brilliance, there must be chaos. Before a brilliant person begins something great, they must look foolish in the crowd.”

“The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.” - James Oppenheim

“Only the most foolish of mice would hide in a cat's ear, but only the wisest of cats would think to look there” - Andrew Mercer

“Who is more foolish, the child afraid of the dark or the man afraid of the light?” - Maurice Freehill

“There is a foolish corner in the brain of the wisest man.” - Aristotle

“To a worldly man, a God-intoxicated person will appear mad and he will laugh at him, But to the God-intoxicated man, the worldly appear insane, foolish, misled, blind.” - Sri Sathya Sai Baba

“A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines” -
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“You can say any foolish thing to do to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, 'My God, you're right! I never would've thought of that!'” - Dave Berry

“Why not seize the pleasure at once, how often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparations.” - Jane Austen