On the final day of the 3-day quote challenge (the other two are here and here) I bring you some of my favorite humor quotes. They never fail to tickle my funny bone 😀
I was gratified to be able to answer promptly, and I did. I said I didn’t know. Mark Twain
Anyone who isn’t confused doesn’t really understand the situation. Edward R. Murrow
I have had my results for a long time: but I do not yet know how I am to arrive at them. Karl Friedrich Gauss
He is one of those people who would be enormously improved by death. Saki
I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours. Jerome K Jerome
I don’t like money actually, but it quiets the nerves. Joe E Lewis
Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday. Don Marquis
By the time we’ve made it, we’ve had it. Malcolm Forbes
My pessimism extends to the point of even suspecting the sincerity of the pessimists. Jean Rostand
Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else. Margeret Mead
And some really foot in the mouth quotes 😉
There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.
Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corporation, 1977
I think there is a world market for maybe five computers. Thomas Watson (1874-1956), Chairman of IBM, in 1943
640K ought to be enough for anybody. Bill Gates in 1981
Rail travel at high speeds above 20 miles per hour is not possible, because passengers, unable to breathe, would die of asphyxia. Dr. Dionysius Lardner (1793 – 1859)
I confess that in 1901, I said to my brother Orville that man would not fly for fifty years. Wilbur Wright (1908)
This ‘telephone’ has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us. Western Union internal memo (1876)
Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible. Lord Kelvin (1895)
Radio has no future. Lord Kelvin (1897)
We don’t like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out. Decca Recording Company while declining to sign The Beatles (1963).
On an interesting related note, did you know :
George Orwell’s Animal Farm was initially rejected as “unconvincing”.
Joseph Heller’s Catch-22 was rejected as “not funny on any intellectual level”
John le Carré‘s first spy novel, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, was passed from one publisher to another with the withering comment: “You’re welcome to le Carré – he hasn’t got any future.”
Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick was questioned “First, we must ask, does it have to be a whale?”
Have a super week ahead and keep those fingers dancing 🙂
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