A Collection of Quotes
The following quotes from printed publications are fun for pages about home, babies and children, seasons and events, friendship and more.
AROUND THE HOUSE
"A general anarchy prevails in my kitchen." — Samuel Johnson
Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, Oxford University Press, 1979, p. 281
"Good cooks never lack friends."
Source: Live and Learn and Pass It On Volume III, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr., Rutledge Hill Press, 1997, p. 56
"Cleaning the house while the kids are still growing is like shoveling the walk while it's snowing." — Phyllis Diller
"All decorating is about memories." — Mrs. Henry Parish
Source: Simpson's Contemporary Quotations, compiled by James B. Simpson, Houghton Mifflin Co., 1988, p. 268
"A hundred men can make an encampment, but it requires a woman to make a home." — Source unknown
"The fellow that owns his own home is always just coming out of a hardware store." — Franklin McKinney Hubbard
Source: The Dictionary of Humorous Quotations, edited by Evan Esar, Horizon Press, 1953, p. 102
BABIES AND CHILDREN
"When my son is pitching, they all look like strikes to me."
Source: Live and Learn and Pass It On Volume III, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr., Rutledge Hill Press, 1997, p. 20
"If you make children happy now, you will make them happy twenty years from now by the memory of it."
Source: The Complete Speaker's Index to Selected Stories for Every Occasion, Jack M. Braude, Prentice Hall, 1966, p. 210
"A hug is the perfect gift—one size fits all and nobody minds if you exchange it." — Ivern Ball
Source: Reader's Digest, Dec. 1985, p. 27
"Love isn't eternal; it's day to day. It brings home the bacon and fries it. It wipes noses. It makes the bed. Sometimes it even yells." — Joseph Sobran
Source: Reader's Digest, April 1981, p. 2
"Love at first sight is easy to understand. It's when two people have been looking at each other for years that it becomes a miracle." — Sam Levenson
"You never get over being a child as long as you have a mother to go to." — Sarah Orne Jewett
Source: Reader's Digest, May 1982, inside front cover
"I didn't find my friends; God gave them to me." — Ralph Waldo Emerson
". . . a good hunting partner is harder to find than a good friend." Rick Boss, introduction to The Sporting Road, St. Martin's Press, 1999
"The ornaments of a house are the friends who frequent it." — Ralph Waldo Emerson
"A creative mess is preferable to idle neatness."
Source: Live and Learn and Pass It On Volume III, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr., Rutledge Hill Press, 1997, p. 13
"There's a little cowboy in all of us, a little frontier." — Louis L'Amour
Source: Reader's Digest, March 1983, inside front cover
"If at first you don't succeed, get new batteries." — A kid
"The way to a woman's heart is through the door of a good restaurant." — Elliot Joseph
Source: Reader's Digest, Nov. 1983, p. 168
"A smart wife is one who has pork chops ready when her husband comes home from a fishing trip."
Source: Quoted in Taste of Home 2000 Daily Planner, Reiman Publications, LLC, 1999, p. 123
SEASONS AND EVENTS
"Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush." — Doug Larson
Source: Reader's Digest, Quotable Quotes, March 1997, p. 49
"Graduation is life's way of telling you the party's over." — Anonymous
"Snowstorms are God's way of saying, 'You've been working too hard.' " — Kathy Matthews
Source: Reader's Digest, Jan. 1990, p. 12
"No place is boring if you've had a good night's sleep and have a pocket full of unexposed film." — Robert Adams
Source: Darkroom & Creative Camera Techniques, May 1995, p. 37
"Fuch's Warning: If you actually look like your passport photo, you aren't well enough to travel."
Source: Reader's Digest, Feb. 1980, p. 70
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