June 19th, 2006


Quotes about "France"

I know, it's random ... so be it!


The United States is at present so demoralized and so corrupted that, like England and France, it need not be taken into consideration as a military adversary. The United States will also be forced by Germany to complete and final capitulation.
Walther Darre, German Minister of Agriculture under Hitler, Book: "Is Tomorrow Hitler's?", H.R. Knickerbocker, 1941 (Reynal & Hitchcock)

We always have been, we are, and I hope that we always shall be detested in France.
Duke of Wellington

France is the only country where the money falls apart and you can't tear the toilet paper.
Billy Wilder (1906 - 2002)

In the late 19th century Evanston, Illinois, nicknamed "Heavenston" by Frances Willard, was a Methodist-minded town, so pious that the town fathers, resenting the dissipating influence of the soda fountain, passed an ordinance forbidding the sale of ice cream sodas on Sunday. Some ingenious confectioners, obeying the law, served ice cream with syrup but no soda. This sodaless soda was the Sunday soda, and became so popular that orders for "Sundays" crossed the counter everyday of the week. When objection was raised to christening the dish after the Sabbath, the spelling was changed to Sundae, and so developed one of America's most characteristic dishes.
William Lyon Phelps

Randomness ...

Rhubarb, rhubarb, rhubarb, rhubarb ... yes, that's two lots of randomness in one day! Where will it end?


"D'ya think the rain'll hurt the rhubarb?"
"Not if it's in cans."
"What, the rain, or the rhubarb?...
?, Raising Arizona

Well, art is art, isn't it? Still, on the other hand, water is water! And east is east and west is west and if you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does. Now, uh... Now you tell me what you know.
Groucho Marx (1890 - 1977)