Friday Funnies: Wise words

A rainy winter day is the perfect time to indulge in some light – hearted – philosophy. Flipping through Rosemarie Jarski’s book, A Word from the Wise, never fails to make me laugh, so I thought I’d share my favourites.

“If everything seems to be coming your way, you’re probably in the wrong lane.”
– Mignon McLaughlin

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“My most brilliant achievement was my ability to persuade my wife to marry me.”
– Winston Churchill

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“If there wasn’t something called acting, they would probably hospitalise people like me.”
– Whoopi Goldberg

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“We can stand here like the French, or we can do something.”
– Marge Simpson, The Simpsons

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“Be a pianist, not a piano.”
– A. R. Orage

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“My only regret in life is that I’m not somebody else.”
– Woody Allen

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“Another belief of mine: that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise.”
– Margaret Atwood

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“I’m too old to grow up.”
– Huey Walker, Flashback

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“If you marry a man who cheats on his wife, you’ll be married to a man who cheats on his wife.”
– Ann Landers

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“If you’re going through hell, keep going.”
– Winston Churchill

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“The world is full of cactuses, but we don’t have to sit on it.”
– Will Foley

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“If you can’t convince them, confuse them.”
– Harry S. Truman

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“Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.”
– Teddy Roosevelt

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“Most of us would rather risk catastrophe than read the instructions.”
– Mignon McLaughlin

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“George Harrison’s passing was really sad, but it does make the afterlife seem much more attractive.”
– Michael Palin

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