Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Dr. Suess

Dr. Seuss: You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.

Mom:  That’s ridiculous (hands waving in air). You can conjure in your dreams what you think it may feel like when you fall in love...but how the hell can you dream it until it happens? Absolute waste of words.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Albert Einstein Again

Einstein: Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.

Mom: Well then that person is not a Jew because God is infinite per Judaic teaching, which means so is the universe. But…if there’s a beginning there must be an end. I’d like to be around to find out. Hehe. That would be something that Groucho Marx would say. Or Woody Allen. 

Me: It was albert Einstein

Mom: Whatever. I was talking about my wisecrack. Not the quote.

Steve Martin

Martin: A day without sunshine is like, you know, night. 

Mom:  (laughs) No...per that Icelandic volcano. That’s a day without sunshine. It’s still a day. That’s why we have clocks. Or watches.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Emerson: To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment 

Mom: How about just the simple thing of staying alive.