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Quote Left A friend never defends a husband who gets his wife an electric skillet for her birthday. Quote Right
Quote Left I don't know why no one ever thought to paste a label on the toilet-tissue spindle giving 1-2-3 directions for replacing the tissue on it. Then everyone in the house would know what Mama knows. Quote Right
Quote Left Never strike a child in anger. When could I strike him? When he is kissing me on my birthday? When he is recuperating from the measles? Do I slap the Bible out of his hand on Sunday. Quote Right
Quote Left I told you I was sick. Quote Right
Quote Left A child develops individuality long before he develops taste. I have seen my kid straggle into the kitchen in the morning with outfits that need only one accessory an empty gin bottle. Quote Right
Quote Left Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence. Quote Right
Quote Left When God was creating fathers, He started with a tall frame. An angel nearby said, What kind of father is that? If you Quote Right
Quote Left What we're really talking about is a wonderful day set aside on the fourth Thursday of November when no one diets. I mean, why else would they call it Thanksgiving? Quote Right
Quote Left If I had my life to live over I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it melted in storage. Quote Right
Quote Left If I had my life to live over I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather ramble about his youth. Quote Right
Quote Left Just think of all those women on the Titanic who said, No, thank you, to dessert that night. And for what! Quote Right
Quote Left If I had my life to live over I would have sat on the lawn with my children and not worried about grass stains. Quote Right
Quote Left If I had my life to live over I would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of pretending the earth would go into a holding pattern if I weren't there for the day. Quote Right
Quote Left If I had my life to live over I would have eaten the popcorn in the 'good' living room and worried much less about the dirt when someone wanted to light a fire in the fireplace. Quote Right
Quote Left It is fast approaching the point where I don't want to elect anyone stupid enough to want the job. Quote Right
Quote Left 'In Saudi Arabia, a motorist accidentally killed a monkey on a highway in the Khamis Messeit region. Later, while driving home on the same road, he found monkeys still gathered around the dead animal's body. The mourners spotted his car, jumped on it, and smashed his windows!' Quote Right
Quote Left If I had my life to live over I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained and the sofa faded. Quote Right
Quote Left If I had my life to live over I would have cried and laughed less while watching television - and more while watching life. Quote Right
Quote Left Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died. Quote Right
Quote Left We've got a generation now who were born with semiequality. They don't know how it was before, so they think, this isn't too bad. We're working. We have our attache' cases and our three piece suits. I get very disgusted with the younger generation of women. We had a torch to pass, and they are just sitting there. They don't realize it can be taken away. Things are going to have to get worse before they join in fighting the battle. Quote Right
Quote Left Kids need love the most when they're acting most unlovable. Quote Right
Quote Left If a man watches three football games in a row he should be declared legally dead. Quote Right
Quote Left My second favorite household chore is ironing. My first being hitting my head on the top bunk bed until I faint. Quote Right
Quote Left If God had meant us to walk around naked, he would never have invented the wicker chair. Quote Right
Quote Left If I had my life to live over I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a summer day because my hair had just been teased and sprayed. Quote Right
Quote Left I am not a glutton - I am an explorer of food. Quote Right
Quote Left Anybody who watches three games of football in a row should be declared brain dead. Quote Right
Quote Left Never lend your car to anyone to whom you have given birth. Quote Right
Quote Left Dreams have only one owner at a time. That's why dreamers are lonely. Quote Right
Quote Left People are always asking couples whose marriage has endured at least a quarter of a century for their secret for success. Actually, it is no secret at all. I am a forgiving woman. Long ago, I forgave my husband for not being Paul Newman. Quote Right