Thursday, April 22, 2010

Spin Cycle--Quotable Quotes

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This week's Spin Cycle is all about quotes.  Movie quotes, sayings, TV quotes, just any quote you use regularly or just really like.

One of my favorite quotes is "The average pencil is seven inches long, with just a half-inch eraser - in case you thought optimism was dead." ~Robert Brault.  I like this one because it is so true.  It also helps to remind me to be optimistic, since I tend toward the pessimistic side of things.

Another saying that Nick and I have developed is that it always works out--not necessarily the way we initially planned, but it always works out.  Our lives have not taken the path we thought they would back when we were young, but we are so happy with where we are now.  So when life throws it's curve balls at us, we try to roll with the punches, we just may end up better off.

The other phrase that gets used often in our house is "Jinks-- you owe me a coke,( beer, drink of choice, etc.)"  when Nick and I say the same thing at the same time.  It happens at least once a day on average.  We do it so often that Turbo has started saying Jinks! when Nick and I say the same thing at the same time before we can.

Movie quotes get littered in our conversations--but since I have to try to remember which ones we use lots, I can, of course, remember none of them.  Ghostbusters, Goonies, and lines from various TV shows pop up frequently. 

We also quote comedians.  One of our favorites is Bill Cosby.  Nick is fond of saying we have two children because we don't want three--a paraphrase of Bill Cosby's line about how many kids he had.  We really like Bill Cosby's show Himself.  We also like the Blue Collar Comics and lines from their shows are often very appropriate. 

If you have a favorite quote or movie line--spin it up and go link with Jen at Sprite's Keeper.


  1. The most popular quote in our house is "You're right, you're right, I know you're right." from When Harry Met Sally. We say it ALL the time. Kinda makes you think we're wrong a lot, huh?
    You're linked!

  2. I really like the Brault quote. I plan to teach that one to my boys. Thanks!

  3. The one that always sticks with me (and it gets used on my husband) is from Homer's Dad on The Simpson's:

    "You're dumb as a mule and twice as ugly. If a stranger offers you a ride, I say take it."

  4. I love Bill Cosby, too. His stand up on kids is hysterical!

  5. Well I remember one that came about in your house long ago - "stick figure with no soul!" That brings back many memories...ah Sex and the City.

  6. We are guilt of saying the Blue Collar comics lines at our house too!

  7. I love Chocolate Cake for breakfast! Bill Cosby is great.

    I washed my windows last weekend and then it rained all week. Guess how happy I am?


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