Quips& Quotes

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“This is like when Geri Hal­li­well over­es­ti­mated her vi­a­bil­ity as a solo artist and left the Spice Girls.” – poster ex­plain­ing Brexit

“New Zealand votes tipsy pi­geon bird of the year.”


“A divorce is like an am­pu­ta­tion; you sur­vive, but there is less of you.”

– Mar­garet At­wood, quoted in Forbes.com

“I’m go­ing to miss Sears. Es­pe­cially on those days when you just want to buy a suit, a car­pet, an air con­di­tioner, a lawn mower, a foun­da­tion gar­ment, an air hockey ta­ble and a trac­tor.”

– The Late Show’s Stephen


“And it will be just as big as Wil­liam and Kate’s baby. We will all be camped out­side the hos­pi­tal wait­ing for the an­nounce­ment about the baby. We think it will be huge.” – BBC’s Lucy Hock­ing

“Be­cause I have be­come free, I can write freely.”

– jour­nal­ist Ja­mal Khashoggi in 2017, as re­ported by the New York Times’ Ben Hub­bard

“Trump says he won’t ac­cept the blame if Repub­li­cans do poorly in the midterms. He says win­ning elec­tions isn’t his re­spon­si­bil­ity, it’s Vladimir Putin’s.” – English co­me­dian James Cor­den

“If one could only teach the English how to talk and the Irish how to lis­ten, so­ci­ety would be quite civilised.” – Os­car Wilde, quoted in the Week

“How lucky I am to have some­thing that makes say­ing good­bye so hard.” – Win­nie-the-Pooh

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