Jump to content

Famous Quotes


 Share

Recommended Posts

One of the books I'm reading included quotes by Lt. Gen. Chesty Puller. Seems only fitting to lead off a new topic with a couple of his quotes.

“We’re surrounded. That simplifies the problem.”

“They are in front of us, behind us, and we are flanked on both sides by an enemy that outnumbers us 29:1. They can’t get away now.”

  • Haha 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

10 minutes ago, Derek Dangleberries said:

An RUC officer handing me a placcy bag containing my friend's clothes that he was wearing when he was killed. He then handed me his St Christopher Cross saying "It didn't do him much good did it!"

80s RUC humour at its best !

St Chris was demoted in 1969 by Pope Paul VI along with 92 others.

Saint Christopher

Among Catholicism’s most popular saints, Christopher was listed as a martyr.

Legend had it he carried a child who grew increasingly heavy across a river -- the child was supposed to be carrying the weight of God.

But there wasn’t enough historical evidence the man ever existed, so Pope Paul VI dropped him.

https://abcnews.go.com/International/saint-saint-kind-demoted/story?id=23477573

 

  • Surprised 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

11 minutes ago, Stillearly said:

Major John Sedgwick , famous last words 

"They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist..."

When my old man was watching sports and someone missed a shot he would say 'He couldn't hit an elephant's arsehole with a mallet'.

  • Haha 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)

"Do you still throw spears at each other?"

Prince Philip AKA "Philip the Greek".

He was bloody great, here's a link to some more of his...

https://www.azquotes.com/author/11607-Prince_Philip

also, not sure if true or urban legend, Roger Moore or Sean Connery was supposed to have said to his acting partner prior to a sex scene:

"I apologise if I get an erection, and I also apologise if I don't".

Edited by Butch
  • Thumbs Up 2
  • Haha 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Michael Caine on the Parkinson show referring to girls in mini skirts.

"If its not for sale it shouldn't be in the shop window."

  • Great Info 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, Butch said:

 

also, not sure if true or urban legend, Roger Moore or Sean Connery was supposed to have said to his acting partner prior to a sex scene:

"I apologise if I get an erection, and I also apologise if I don't".

Reminded of a scene from Alan  Partridge that’s discussed Roger Moore 

as Bond 

8BDBC9DE-A57B-4D03-B839-D28DB76DB529.jpegB36AD6A4-A79D-4BB6-9B4B-C6CBA41E6E32.jpeg

 

  • Haha 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

9 minutes ago, fygjam said:

“We didn’t lose the game; we just ran out of time.” - Vince Lombardi

Coach Lombardi had some great quotes.

“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.”

“The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.”

“The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.”

Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 minutes ago, forcebwithu said:

“The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.”

Reminds me of

"If you looking for sympathy you'll find it in the dictionary between sleaze and syphilis" - unknown

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 minutes ago, fygjam said:

Reminds me of

"If you looking for sympathy you'll find it in the dictionary between sleaze and syphilis" - unknown

Another dictionary quote...

"She was so ugly that if you grab a dictionary and look under the word ugly you would see her picture."

Rodney Dangerfield

Link to comment
Share on other sites

33 minutes ago, fygjam said:

Reminds me of

"If you looking for sympathy you'll find it in the dictionary between sleaze and syphilis" - unknown

 

Always between shit & syphilis in the RAF.

Life is like a shit sandwich,the more bread you got the less shit you eat.....supposed to have been Confucious but somehow I doubt it.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 minutes ago, coxyhog said:

Life is like a shit sandwich,the more bread you got the less shit you eat.....supposed to have been Confucious but somehow I doubt it.

"Remember the golden rule. He who has the gold makes the rules" - King in the Wizard of Id

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 minutes ago, fygjam said:

"Remember the golden rule. He who has the gold makes the rules" - King in the Wizard of Id

I know that one as Murphy's Golden Rule.

"Murphy was an optimist". - Various.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...