Quips& Quotes

New Zealand Listener - - LETTERS -

“I wish I could love, but I’m from New Zealand where it’s con­sid­ered a men­tal ill­ness.” – Taika Waititi

“I’d hate to chore­o­graph an open­ing cer­e­mony.

All that work, all the painstak­ing plan­ning, and then you’re up­staged by an un­in­ten­tional brown eye.”

– broad­caster Scotty Steven­son

“I car­bload ev­ery night in case I want to run a marathon the next day. I never do, but it’s good to have op­tions.” – US com­edy writer Karen Chee

“I thought sil­ver is not too bad a colour. But I hung in there, put a bit of pres­sure on and see where it took me. I’m re­ally proud of my pa­tience and stub­born­ness.” – gold-medal bowler Jo Ed­wards

“Here’s a list of rea­sons why you should love a Mus­lim: Mus­lims in­vented cof­fee. There’s more, but let’s be hon­est, cof­fee is rea­son enough.” – hu­man rights ac­tivist Qasim Rashid

“Af­ter see­ing how Ivanka is treated in the press, I’m so grate­ful I de­cided against hir­ing my daugh­ter then ask­ing her to con­stantly lie for me.” – US co­me­dian Co­nan O’Brien

“Fairy tales are more than true – not be­cause they tell us dragons ex­ist, but be­cause they tell us dragons can be beaten.” – Neil Gaiman

“There’s noth­ing poi­sonous here ex­cept a few mem­bers of New Zealand First and Jacinda Ardern has them fairly un­der con­trol.” – UK writer Damian Barr on vis­it­ing New Zealand

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