Quips& Quotes

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“Try­ing to get through Ōtaki on a pub­lic hol­i­day is right up there with Frodo try­ing to get to Mor­dor.” – Fair­fax re­porter Jo Moir

“God put me on this Earth to ac­com­plish a cer­tain num­ber of things. Right now I am so far be­hind that I will never die.” – Calvin and Hobbes car­toon­ist Bill Wat­ter­son

“If you doubt your power, you give power to your doubts.” – fash­ion de­signer Diane von Fursten­berg

“The busiest per­son at the White House is who­ever has to up­date the of­fice con­tact list.” – the Late Show’s Stephen Col­bert

“I haven’t seen this many Aus­tralians cry­ing on TV since Scott and Char­lene got mar­ried.” – Jane Mer­rick in the In­de­pen­dent

“Ko­tahi te hoe, ka ū te waka ki uta – paddling in uni­son, the waka will reach land.” – Māori proverb

“Some­times the small­est things take up the most room in your heart.”

– AA Milne

“Our cen­tral heat­ing is called put some more clothes on.” – Je­maine Cle­ment

“I’m all for this gay mar­riage. They’re en­ti­tled to be as mis­er­able as the rest of us.” – Bri­tish MP Conor McGinn re­peats the words of a North­ern Ir­ish farmer

“It just came out that Pope Fran­cis once said that there’s no such thing as hell. And then he got stuck in Board­ing Group C on Spirit Air­lines.” – US co­me­dian Jimmy Fal­lon

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