Some people say really profound things that are important to remember. Others say extraordinarily stupid things, and these are equally important. I like to keep track of both and I pride myself in being able to tell the difference. I will highlight the stupid ones in RED.
“Regret is just a memory, written on my brow, and there’s nothing I can do about it now.”
– Beth Nielsen Chapman – 1989[i]… and notably sung by Willie Nelson
“I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.”
– Friedrich Nietzsche
“He is a brave man, having the courage to let history pass him by.”[ii]I can’t find it but I am pretty sure he said it about one of his contemporaries in the 1970s.
– Milton Friedman
“It’s morning again in America.”
– Ronald Reagan – 1984
“It’s mourning again in America.”
– Joe Biden – 2022[iii]You’re right; he didn’t actually say that.
“Chinese have been practicing acupuncture for 2300 years, therefore it must work”, is like saying, “Druids have been worshiping mistletoe for 2000 years, therefore it must be holy and all-powerful”.
– Jim, circa 2000
“It’s just been hooray-boys all day”.[iv]… taken from Doris Wyatt, neighbor.
– Mom – 1950s through 1990s
“It’s just that they know so many things that aren’t so.”[v]… referring to Lib-ralls
– Ronald Reagan
“Intense feeling too often obscures the truth.
– Harry S. Truman
“I was nervous as a Bullfrog at a square dance but when I finally asked her to dance she kicked up like a Iong-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs.”
– Ron Grindstaff[vi]… my old friend from southern Indiana. – 1970s
“Always respect your elders.”[vii]My problem is it’s getting harder and harder to find one.
“They might look like turkey turds but they are hell for strength.”[viii]… referring to the quality of his welding on tractors and such.
– Bill Matney
“I don’t know, but he’s got a lot of dog in him.”[ix]… responding to a question regarding his dog “Spud’s” breed.
– Earl Matney
“Always walk alongside your elephant. If you get ahead, you get stepped on. If you get behind, you get shit on.”
– Nate Sundaram – 1980s
The Cat in the Hat is a shit-disturber and should be killed TEN times for good measure.
– Thurgood Marshal
Light travels faster than sound. That is why some people seem bright until you hear them speak.
– Albert Einstein[x]Ok; he didn’t actually say it but he was thinking about it.
|↑i||… and notably sung by Willie Nelson|
|↑ii||I can’t find it but I am pretty sure he said it about one of his contemporaries in the 1970s.|
|↑iii||You’re right; he didn’t actually say that.|
|↑iv||… taken from Doris Wyatt, neighbor.|
|↑v||… referring to Lib-ralls|
|↑vi||… my old friend from southern Indiana.|
|↑vii||My problem is it’s getting harder and harder to find one.|
|↑viii||… referring to the quality of his welding on tractors and such.|
|↑ix||… responding to a question regarding his dog “Spud’s” breed.|
|↑x||Ok; he didn’t actually say it but he was thinking about it.|