What’s That Line?
March 28, 2013
I started collecting quotes awhile back. They came in handy when I was making personalized scrapbooks for family members. But I suppose the secret reason is that I felt I needed some way to keep up with my teenagers’ love of carrying on entire conversations using lines from books and films. My only contribution seemed to be, "What’s that from?" or "Who said that?" to which no one responded.
While there’s no way I can keep up with them, I’ve found some pleasure in having my "own lines" to use every now and then. Take a peek and see if you recognize any of these. Answers are below.
- "You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes…"
- "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery."
- "Goodnight stars; goodnight air; goodnight noises everywhere."
- "Success in not final, failure is not fatal: it is courage to continue that counts."
- "Those are but wild and whirling words."
- "Jiminy crickets! It’s raining fish-hooks and hammer handles!"
- "Some people without brains do an awful lot of talking, don’t you think?"
- "I hate quotations."
Dr. Seuss; L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables; Margaret Wise Brown, Goodnight Moon; Winston Churchill; William Shakespeare; Laura Ingalls Wilder, Little House on the Prairie; L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz; Ralph Waldo Emerson