02.27.2016 09:50 AM

I have designed a thoughtful, sensitive response to those ubiquitous quote things on social media

Clip and save. You’re welcome.



  1. Derek Pearce says:

    Merci beaucoup. I find myself rolling my eyes and/or gagging too often when I see that dime-store sentimental crap.

  2. Ridiculosity says:

    In his latest book, The Road to Little Dribbling, humorist Bill Bryson has a grand time mocking those insipidly cloying “inspiring quotes” that folks are fond of hanging on their walls (and office cubicles) these days.

    “Time spent with family is worth every second.”

    Not necessarily…

  3. nobonus4nonis says:

    in response I wrote the following this morning.

    If life were fair
    coconuts would grow at eye level.
    it isn’t and they don’t.

    I think I’ll make a poster of that one.

    Ok Ok I’ll see myself out. Grouches.

  4. davie says:

    In ancient times, I was doing 5 floor shows a day, 5 days a week, for largely hostile audiences. Each day, I would print on the Chalkboard at the side of the classroom another of La Rochefoucault’s observations about us humans. That way, if my 16 and 17 year olds were finding my pearls of wisdom a tad clunky, or they chose a rest from grammar or Shakespeare, they could always read La Rachefoucault’s one liner.

    I was preparing them for 21st Century discourse.

    (It hurt my professional self esteem to see how many chose to read La Rochefoucault, – rather than surrender to the excitement I was trying to generate. )

  5. Ron says:

    Took awhile to find this again. This one is on my office wall. Framed.


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