Monday, May 12, 2014

Some Lewis Grizzard Quotes

Some of the better zingers from that great Southern humorist, Lewis Grizzard (1946-1994)

"The only good thing that ever came out of Chicago was I-65 South.”

“The world around me is a tuxedo, and I'm a pair of brown shoes.”

"Don't let your mouth write a check your ass can't cash."

"There are only three ways to sleep on a train: be dead tired, dead drunk, or just plain dead.”

"I grew up in a very large family in a very small house. I never slept alone until after I was married."

"The public, more often than not, will forgive mistakes, but it will not forgive trying to wriggle and weasel out of one."

“Why is it necessary to stand in line to deal with any branch of the government?”

"Bad luck is meeting your date's father and realizing he's the pharmacist you bought condoms from that afternoon."

"Baptists never make love standing up. They're afraid someone might see them and think they're dancing."

“Pornography does, in fact, have an effect on men. I grew up thinking that all women had a staple in their navel."

"Money doesn't grow on trees, and if it did, someone else would own the orchard."

"The greatest form of birth control known to man is a Bronx accent."

"First, we really don’t care how you did it in Chicago. Second, if you miss it so much, Delta is ready when you are."

"How can I trust a bank to keep my money safe when it has dozens of pens stolen every day?"

“There's nothing inherently dirty about sex, but if you try real hard and use your imagination you can overcome that.”  

"I have three ex-wives. I can't remember any of their names, so I just call 'em Plaintiff."

"I know lots of people who are educated far beyond their intelligence."

"My ex-wives had one thing in common. When they left, they all backed up a truck."

"There's a big difference between the words, ‘naked’ and ‘nekkid.’ ‘Naked’ means you don't have any clothes on. ‘Nekkid’ means you don't have any clothes on - and you're up to something."

“Kinky sex involves the use of duck feathers. Perverted sex involves the whole duck.”  

“The only way that I could figure they could improve upon Coca-Cola, one of life's most delightful elixirs, which studies prove will heal the sick and occasionally raise the dead, is to put bourbon in it.”

"Life is like a dogsled race. If you ain't the lead dog, the scenery never changes.”

"The game of life is a lot like football.  You have to tackle your problems, block your fears, and score your points when you get the opportunity."

The game of life is a lot like football. You have to tackle your problems, block your fears, and score your points when you get the opportunity.


Sunday, May 4, 2014

Quotes About Alcohol

There's nought, no doubt, so much the spirit calms as rum and true religion. - Lord Byron, Don Juan, Second Canto

What's drinking? A mere pause from thinking! - Lord Byron, The Deformed Transformed

Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy  - Benjamin Franklin

 Oh brother, be a brother, fill this tiny cup of mine. And please, sir, make it whiskey: I have no head for wine! - Nick Cave, lyric, "Brother My Cup is Empty"

 I drink when I have occasion, and sometimes when I have no occasion. - Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quiote

A man who doesn't drink is not, in my opinion, fully a man. - Anton Chekhov (1860-1904)

  It is most absurdly said, in popular language, of any man, that he is disguised in liquor; for, on the contrary, most men are disguised by sobriety. - Thomas de Quincey, Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (1856).

Always be drunk.That's it!The great imperative!In order not to feelTime's horrid fardelbruise your shoulders,grinding you into the earth,Get drunk and stay that way.
                 - Charles Baudelaire, 1821-1867