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Bennett Cerf Quotes and Sayings

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Middle age is when your old classmates are so grey
and wrinkled and bald they don't recognize you.
- Bennett Cerf

Good manners: The noise you don't make when you're eating soup.
- Bennett Cerf

A pat on the back, through only a few vertebrae removed
from a kick in the pants,
is miles ahead in results.
- Bennett Cerf

The Atomic Age is here to stay - but are we?
- Bennett Cerf

 

Fame - anyone who says he doesn't like it is crazy.
- Bennett Cerf

A person who can bring the spirit of laughter into
a room is indeed blessed.
- Bennett Cerf

The Detroit String Quartet played Brahms last night.
Brahms lost.
- Bennett Cerf

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For me, a hearty "belly laugh" is one of the beautiful sounds in the world.
- Bennett Cerf

Gross ignorance is 144 times worse than ordinary ignorance.
- Bennett Cerf

Three Rules of Work:
Out of clutter find simplicity;
From discord find harmony;
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
- Albert Einstein

Walk on road, hmmm?
Walk left side, safe. Walk right side, safe.
Walk middle, sooner or later get squish just like grape.
Here, karate, same thing.
Either you karate do "yes" or karate do "no."
You karate do "guess so," squish just like grape. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

The youth gets together his materials
to build a bridge to the moon,
or, perchance, a palace or temple on the earth,
and, at length, the middle-aged man
concludes to build a woodshed with them.
- Henry David Thoreau

Love is what makes two people
sit in the middle of a park bench
when there is plenty of room at both ends.
- Anonymous

Middle age is when your broad mind and narrow waist begin to change places.
- E. Joseph Cossman

Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve.
Middle age is when you're forced to.
- Bill Vaughan

It is utterly false and cruelly arbitrary
to put all the play and learning into childhood,
all the work into middle age,
and all the regrets into old age.
- Margaret Mead

Middle age is the time when a man is always thinking
that in a week or two he will feel as good as ever.
- Don Marquis

Middle age is youth without levity, and age without decay.
- Doris Day

The really frightening thing about middle age is the
knowledge that you'll grow out of it.
- Doris Day

Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle.
- Bob Hope

A story should have a beginning, a middle,
and an end...
but not necessarily in that order.
- Jean-Luc Godard

Don't worry about that chair with a hole in the middle.
It's merely waiting to be reupholstered.
- the movie Casino Royale (1966)

In politics the middle way is none at all.
- John Adams

One of the greatest titles we can have is "old friend."
We never appreciate how important old friends are until we are older.
The problem is we need to start our old friendships when we are young.
We then have to nurture and grow those friendships over our middle age
when a busy life and changing geographies
can cause us to neglect those friends.
Today is the day to invest in those people
we hope will call us "old friend" in the years to come.
- Grant Fairley

The enemy of society is middle class and the enemy of life is middle age.
- Orson Welles

Love is the word used to label the sexual excitement of the young,
the habituation of the middle-aged, and the mutual dependence of the old.
- John Ciardi

Middle age is the awkward period when Father Time starts
catching up with Mother Nature.
- Harold Coffin

My childhood is completely...
when I look back, it was '50s in New York,
upper-middle class, it was completely idyllic and golden and wonderful -
sweet in every way.
- Peter Jurasik

The only thing you think of is that you are in the
middle and that you've got to find a way to stop it.
- Ivan Allen

I was just in the middle of singing a song about how
broke we were and now my cell phone rings.
- Joel Madden

No student of history can fail to see the moral interest of the Middle Ages,
any more than an artist can fail to see their aesthetic interest.
- Goldwin Smith

I'm getting a wider circle of fans now.
More women, more middle class people.
- James Ellroy

As the middle begins to feel safe enough to accept
some of the so-called radical thinking,
ideas move to the middle and a new edge is created.
- Jasmine Guy

You can read a dozen different textbooks or how-to
manuals that will tell you the basic rules of what makes a story -
a beginning,
a middle, and an end.
- Len Wein

A sudden silence in the middle of a conversation suddenly
brings us back to essentials:
it reveals how dearly we must pay for the invention of speech.
- Emile M. Cioran

Therefore, the observation must be explicitly made:
In the Middle East and in the Muslim world,
suspicions linger concerning the objectives of the West and notably the US.
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan

It flourished with the Saracens, and suffered in the
obscure and fanatical days of the Middle Ages.
- Isaac Mayer Wise

A well-rounded performer will listen to all kinds of music.
I like classical, Middle Eastern, and rock a lot.
- Patti LuPone

Middle age: when you begin to exchange your emotions for symptoms.
- Irvin S. Cobb

People have forgotten how to tell a story.
Stories don't have a middle or an end any more.
They usually have a beginning that never stops beginning.
- Steven Spielberg

Various Turkish people invaded southwest Asia during
the Middle Ages and carved an empire for themselves
from lands occupied by the indigenous Semitic and Indo-European inhabitants.
- John Shimkus

Reduce the number of lawyers.
They are like beavers - they get in the middle of the stream and dam it up.
- Donald Rumsfeld

Sure, women sportswriters look when they're in the clubhouse.
Read their stories.
How else do you explain a capital letter in the middle of a word?
- Bob Uecker

Middle age occurs when you are too young to take up
golf and too old to rush up to the net.
- Franklin P. Adams

I think middle-age is the best time,
if we can escape the fatty degeneration of the conscience
which often sets in at about fifty.
- William Ralph Inge

Above all, it is not decency or goodness of gentleness
that impresses the Middle East,
but strength.
- Meir Kahane

I'm either shooting nine grams of coke a day or spending two hours at the gym.
There's no middle ground.
- Dave Navarro

Jerusalem Syndrome is actually a rare psychological
condition that occurs to some visitors to the Middle East.
They get to Israel and just snap.
- Marc Maron

When I was in middle school, some of my so-called friends
found a catalogue ad I did for Superman pajamas.
They made as many copies as they could and pasted them up all over school.
- Jensen Ackles

The middle years of childhood arrive just as your own
are getting uncomfortably close.
- Marguerite Kelly

I still have a passion for the music,
which is such a beautiful thing.
I still wake up in the middle of the night out of a
dream and have a melody in my head,
and run to my piano.
- Teena Marie

There is something very satisfactory about being in the middle of something.
- Marilyn Hacker

Laws are generally found to be nets of such a texture,
as the little creep through, the great break through,
and the middle-sized are alone entangled in it.
- William Shenstone

Froth at the top, dregs at bottom, but the middle excellent.
- Voltaire

I really love the process, with stage,
of rehearsal, you get to create a character,
and you have a beginning, a middle, and an end of story.
And in television, you don't.
- Sasha Alexander

Democrats don't relate to middle-class people.
- Charles Schumer

Even though we're not the most punk rock band,
the way we've done things is pretty punk rock.
Just kinda say it with a big middle finger to the record
labels and do it ourselves.
- Brandon Thomas

I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth.
- Steve McQueen

I had an Edinburgh, middle-class childhood and a public school education.
- Rory Bremner

This was truly guerilla filmmaking.
We shot out in the middle of nowhere in a place called Delta Flats,
where basically every day was some new minor catastrophe.
- Jeri Ryan

I'm convinced that Sanford and Son shows middle-class
America a lot of what they need to know.
- Redd Foxx

In the middle of the journey of our life I came to
myself within a dark wood where the straight way was lost.
- Dante Alighieri

You never have to change anything you got up in the
middle of the night to write.
- Saul Bellow

Ten-year-old boys move differently than middle-aged women,
who move differently than athletic guys,
who move differently than government bureaucrats.
- Brad Bird

You're in the public eye and you just hope that people
don't come up and interrupt you while your in the middle
of a meal or a conversation or something like that.
- Wayne Rogers

Because of the need to remove all modernism,
we stayed in the middle of nowhere all day long,
living out of tents.
It was cold.
It definitely set the scene.
- Skeet Ulrich

I am pleased to see that many of the world's leaders
have publicly recognized that the crisis in the Middle
East was deliberately incited by terrorist organizations.
- Alcee Hastings

And I also have a camera, a Web cam,
and I have one at home,
so I can hook up and talk to the girls,
and they can see me while we're on the bus in the middle of nowhere.
- Lee Ann Womack

When a middle-aged man says in a moment of weariness that he is half dead,
he is telling the literal truth.
- Elmer Davis

Public interest in most of the Middle East was slight at that time;
the Arab-Israeli conflict was all that people were
interested in and that was not my specialty.
- Juan Cole

Right up to the middle of this century all perceptions
of the world around us were delivered via the bookshelf or the paper route.
- Theodore Bikel


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