Monday, December 15, 2008
"My uncle's dying wish - he wanted me on his lap....He was in the electric chair."
"I grew up with six brothers. That's how I learned to dance -waiting for the bathroom."
"To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness." (The Importance of Being Earnest, 1895)
"One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives."
"The family, that dear octopus from whose tentacles we never quite escape,
nor in our innermost hearts never quite wish to."
"I am an only child. I have one sister."
"If you ever start feeling like you have the goofiest, craziest, most dysfunctional family in the world, all you have to do is go to a state fair. Because five minutes at the fair, you'll be going, 'you know, we're alright. We are dang near royalty."
"Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner."
"I wish to thank my parents for making it all possible...and I wish to thank my children for making it necessary."