This post is the first of possibly many to come in a new category which I've labeled What Other People Said.
It's a lot like the Jottings label I have for some of my posts. For What Other People Said, I'll quote other people. In Jottings, many of the entries came from my mind.
The old Sports Illustrated used to be literature. Now, it's a marketing tool.
--Norman Chad, syndicated sportswriter, written in December 1994.
This would be a better world for the children if the parents would eat the spinach.
--Groucho Marx, in the movie Animal Crackers, during a parody of the Eugene O'Neill play Strange Interlude.
Those hip musicians with their complicated shoes.
--George Costanza (played by Jason Alexander) in "The Burning," episode 16, season 9 of Seinfeld.
A real estate novelist ...
--From the song Piano Man by Billy Joel -- and I've always wondered what the hell a real estate novelist is, anyway.
It's not a great party unless some one dies or some one conceives.
--Overheard in an Indianapolis bookstore on April 16, 1994
Remember: Not all wedding rings are symbols of bondage. Sometimes they're symbols of trust.
Every book's title is Lost Illusions.
--Both from the book Points for a Compass Rose, by Evan Connell.
--Unknown headline writer in the Oct. 27, 1993 edition of The Indianapolis News.
I wept because I have lost my pain and I am not yet accustomed to its absence.
I don't get my opium from religion. I get it, like the rest of the world, from Afghanistan.
--Seen somewhere on the Internet.
It appears that our (U.S.) society is sex crazed and optimistic, yet consumed by deep regret.
--Chuck Klosterman, page 96 of the November 2007 issue of Esquire magazine.