Quips& Quotes

New Zealand Listener - - LETTERS -

“Do not think your sin­gle vote does not mat­ter much. The rain that re­freshes the parched ground is made up of sin­gle drops.” – Kate Shep­pard

“Af­ter for­mer Pres­i­dent Obama de­liv­ered a speech on Fri­day crit­i­cis­ing Pres­i­dent Trump, Trump said that he tried to watch the speech but fell asleep, adding, ‘I found he’s very good, very good for sleep­ing.’ I know, right? When he was pres­i­dent, we all slept so soundly.” – US co­me­dian Seth My­ers

“Ei­ther we all live in a de­cent world or no­body does.”

– Ge­orge Or­well

“Work is where you go to es­cape your fam­ily.” – Jan­ice Turner in the Times

“Ka­vanaugh’s con­fir­ma­tion hear­ing may last four days. Now, is it just me, or does four days seem short to any­one else for some­thing so mon­u­men­tal? It took my wife and me three weeks to pick a paint colour for our kitchen. Although it was a lot like Trump’s choice – we were also just pick­ing from four shades of white.” – US co­me­dian James Cor­den

“When some­thing bad hap­pens, you have three choices: let it de­fine you, let it de­stroy you or let it strengthen you.” – Dr Seuss

“1543: Coper­ni­cus causes out­rage for posit­ing a the­ory that the uni­verse re­volves around a mas­sive or­ange ball of fury known for gaseous eruptions. 2016: Kaeper­nick causes out­rage for sug­gest­ing it doesn’t.” – Ali Ikram on NFL pro­tester Colin Kaeper­nick.

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