Grumpy Old Men

When all else fails, regurgitate some one else’s work. Another post of memorable quotes, from miserable bastards, past and present. Taken from a book titled Are You a Miserable Old Bastard?, by Andrew John and Stephen Blake, from 2008. My response to their question is that I’m working hard at it every day, and thank them for providing me with training.

I make no judgement on those being quoted, or their noteable targets. You however, should enjoy doing so.


SAMUEL GOLDWYN (on the death of Louis B. Mayer)
The reason that so many people showed up at his funeral was because they wanted to make sure he was dead.

GROUCHO MARX (on leaving a dinner party)
I’ve had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn’t it.

WILLIAM F. BUCKLEY JR. , Author and Commentator
The Beatles are not merely awful, I would consider it sacrilegious to say anything less than that they are god-awful. They are so unbelievably horrible, so appallingly unmusical, so dogmatically insensitive to the magic of art, that they qualify as crowned heads of anti-music.

KINGSLEY AMIS, WRITER (on poet Dylan Thomas)
An outstandingly unpleasant man, one who cheated and stole from his friends and peed on their carpets.

FRED ALLEN, Comedian
A conference is a gathering of people who singly can do nothing, but together can decide that nothing can be done.

WOODY ALLEN, Comedian
It seemed the world was divided into good and bad people. The good ones slept better. While the bad ones seemed to enjoy the waking hours much more.

STUART PEBBLE, Executive Producer and Writer for BBC Series Grumpy Old Men
The G in AGA syndrome stands for Grumpiness, midway between the A for Anger that you feel when you are young, and the A for Acquiesense you feel when you realize it’s all gone to hell and there is nothing you can do about it.

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