I Wish I Wrote That and Other Interesting Tidbits

This page is for capturing the words and phrases I’ve come across…words and phrases that put a smile on my face and make me laugh or fill me with such unrequited envy that make me wish I wrote them…

Check back often for the latest additions.

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It took Frank Herbert six years of research and writing to complete Dune, which was rejected by 23 publishers before finally being accepted. He received an advance of only $7,500.

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Growing old is inevitable.

Growing up is optional.

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Conversation overheard in a Chili’s restaurant outside Corpus Christi, Texas between a young woman and an elderly man:

“Grandpa, if you bring your teeth, next time you can pay for dinner.”

Later she says to the waiter:

“Before Grandma died, she told us to never buy Grandpa shirts with pockets in them because he’ll just put his teeth in them.”

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“Margarita’s are proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.”  Found on a sign posted in The Big Donkey, a restaurant on South Padre Island, Texas.

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“If your cheetos are not crunchy then you’re eating a banana by mistake.”  Found on a sign in San Antonio, Texas.

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“It’s raining fire!”  Quote from Deception Point, a novel by Dan Brown, in which the characters were awakening from hypothermia induced unconsciousness.

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“Will you just take a minute and dig deep for a bigger set of balls, ’cause you’re gonna need ’em before we’re through.”  Lucy McClane to Matt Farrell in Live Free or Die Hard.

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