It’s that time again… time for our annual quote review! For those of you who aren’t familiar, every year I gather up the things I have heard and read and then sort out the very best quotes. This year they’re divided up into two categories – things my friends and family have said and things I read this year.
My understanding is that there’s a small competition going on within the Tuesday Night community as to who can get the most quotes on the 2010 quote review. I haven’t tallied them up, but I’m sure someone will take advantage of their bragging rights soon!
From the Mouths of Friends
*I must say, this is the first time in my life I’ve experienced a spontaneous Sister Act moment. ~ Curt
*I have a theory that denim is a giant napkin. ~ Heather
*My cat peed on the census forms. She’s an anarchist, I’m just a spineless liberal. ~ Meghan
- This is, hands down, my favorite quote of the year
*I’m looking at you and I see a problem. ~ Mallory
- Mallory was actually trying to comfort me when this one popped out, but it sounded much more like she thought there was something very wrong with me. It’s since become a Tuesday Night staple.
*My goal today is not to be a dick… so, like, ten minutes later I was being a dick. ~ Curt
*I wish apartments were as easy to steal as purses. ~ Meghan
*He was, like, really, really touchy, but with his pelvis. ~ Heather
*Punching might be a love language for Jason. ~ Curt
*I asked him what cologne he wears and he was like, ‘Man Sweat!’ ~ Meghan
*Heather: I never did anything mean to a pastor before….
Curt: It’s surprising how quickly you get used to it.
*Is that the sound of toenails being clipped… or a gun? ~Carissa
*They don’t have whiskey in space. That’s what I don’t wanna be an astronaut. ~ Curt
*Shimmy like your rent’s due! ~ Mallory
*5,000 year PMS = The Old Testament ~ Curt
*I’m so excited because my yoga ass is coming in! – Bex
*There’s always gonna be this beautiful, bitchy undertone. ~ Curt
- Why thank you, Curtis. That’s the nicest thing anyone’s said about me all year!
*That’s the night I was my father’s Japanese son. ~ Mallory
*There’s not a word in the English language that conveys the magnitude of my “ewwww”. ~ Curt
*I’ve actually won two dance contests with the sprinkler. ~ Meghan
*That was my Tuesday Night before I had them. ~ Bex
*Curt: Was he hot?
Bex: He was in a I-might-have-just-killed-my-parents-and-put-em-in-the-freezer kind of way
Things I Read This Year
*Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. ~ Marianne Williamson
*The hypochondriac is therefore a hopeless case, whose illness (the fear of sickness and of death) is most often cured by sickness and death. ‘I told you so’ seems the haunting subtext of their funerals. ~ Thomas Lynch; Bodies in Motion and at Rest
*I don’t drink. I did of course, and plenty of it, but had to quit for the usual reasons. It got to where I was spilling so much of it. ~ Thomas Lynch; Bodies in Motion and at Rest
*What is said and unsaid are both instructive. ~ Thomas Lynch; Bodies in Motion and at Rest
*Among the few consolation of what has been called writer’s block is the assurance that, so long as one has it, one is, indeed, a writer ~ Thomas Lynch; Bodies in Motion and at Rest
*I guess humans like to watch a little destruction. Sand castles, houses of cards, that’s where they begin. Their great skill is their capacity to escalate. ~ Markus Zusak; The Book Thief
*It’s a fundamental human need to pass music around. ~ Rob Sheffield; Love Is a Mix Tape
*You’re fighting a battle of good and evil with your dog pimp! Your only weapon is the shimmy! There is power in the shimmy! Make him fear your shimmy! Now, goddamnit show me your war shimmy! ~ Laurie Notaro; There’s a (Slight) Chance I Might be Going to Hell
*If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more or become more, you are a leader. ~ John Quincy Adams
*All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. ~ I have no idea who said this; I saw it on someone’s facebook
And there we have it, 2010 in summary!