Cusswords Part Two

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on July 18, 2011

The text today is a collection of quotes about profanity. Chamblee54 has written about these words before. The quotes today are courtesy of workinghumor,  brainyquote,  brainyquote, quotationsbook, searchquotes,  quotesea, thinkexist, goodreads. The pictures are from The Library of Congress. SOME OF THESE QUOTES CONTAIN PROFANITY!! // All hockey players are bilingual. They know English and profanity. Gordie Howe //First you learn a new language, profanity; and second you learn not to discipline your dogs when you’re mad, and that’s most of the time when you’re training dogs. Lou Schultz // For a woman to consider a financial question was shuddered over as a profanity. Victoria Woodhull // I do not use profanity in my novels. My characters all go to church. Nicholas Sparks // I knew the profanity used up and down my street would not go over the air… So I trained myself to say ‘Holy Cow’ instead. Harry Caray // I wanted to cut down on the profanity, because I think I’m funnier without sayin’ a lot of cuss words. Chris Tucker // I’ve tried to reduce profanity but I reduced so much profanity when writing the book that I’m afraid not much could come out. Perhaps we will have to consider it simply as a profane book and hope that the next book will be less profane or perhaps more sacred. Ernest Hemingway // There was certainly less profanity in the Godfather than in the Sopranos. There was a kind of respect. It’s not that I totally agreed with it, but it was a great piece of art. Danny Aiello // Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer. Mark Twain // We don’t do drugs, drink or use profanity. Instead we instill morals and values in my boys by raising them with a love of G-d and a love and respect for themselves and all people. I believe they will have a chance. Anita Baker // Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane. Theodor Adorno // Every science is a profane restatement of the preceding dogmas of the religious period. Francis Parker Yockey // Half of the secular unrest and dismal, profane sadness of modern society comes from the vain ideas that every man is bound to be a critic for life. Henry Van Dyke // Hardly a name in profane history is more august than his. Hardly another character in the world’s record has made so little of its opportunities. His discovery was a blunder; his blunder was a new world; the New World is his monument. Justin Winsor // It is certain, indeed, that the sacred writers were apt to make great allowances for people with empty stomachs, and though I am well aware that the present profane ones think this very reprehensible, I venture to agree with the sacred writers. James Payn // It is incumbent upon us to understand our greatness and believe in it so that we do not cheapen and profane ourselves. Meir Kahane // Night is certainly more novel and less profane than day. Henry David Thoreau // Nowadays the rage for possession has got to such a pitch that there is nothing in the realm of nature, whether sacred or profane, out of which profit cannot be squeezed. Desiderius Erasmus // Professional managers, coaches, and players have a right to question an umpire’s decision if they do it in a professional manner. When they become personal, profane, or violent, they have crossed the line and must be dealt with accordingly. Jim Evans // The foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing is a vice so mean and low that every person of sense and character detests and despises it. George Washington // The secret thoughts of a man run over all things, holy, profane, clean, obscene, grave, and light, without shame or blame. Thomas Hobbes // War is a profane thing. Norman Schwarzkopf // “Profanity is the weapon of the witless” // “Profanity is the common crutch of the conversational cripple.” David Keuck // “When a man uses profanity to support an argument, it indicates that either the man or the argument is weak – probably both” // “Profanity is the attempt of a lazy and feeble mind to express itself forcefully” // “If profanity had an influence on the flight of the ball, the game of golf would be played far better than it is.” Horace G. Hutchinson // “Orchestras only need to be sworn at, and a German is consequently at an advantage with them, as English profanity, except in America, has not gone beyond a limited technology of perdition.” George Bernard Shaw // Take not God’s name in vain; select a time when it will have effect. ~ Ambrose Bierce // Good authors, too, who once knew better words, Now use only four-letter words, Writing prose…. Anything goes. ~ Cole Porter // Dear G-d, There’s something I wanted to ask you… what was all that thundering and lightening about last night ?~ Dennis the Menace // He’s nice to people ‘n animals… but you oughta hear him talkin’ to a golf ball ! ~ Dennis the Menace // I don’t think a little kid should be punished for somethin’ he learned from a parrot ! ~ Dennis the Menace // If I have to sit in the corner for sayin’ it, at least you could tell me what it means ! ~ Dennis the Menace // Here is the piece. If you can’t say fornicate can you say copulate or if not that can you say co-habit? If not that would have to say consummate I suppose. Use your own good taste and judgment. ~ Ernest Hemingway // In TV today, you can say I pricked my finger, but you can’t say it the other way around. ~ George Carlin // Grant me some wild expressions, Heavens, or I shall burst. ~ George Farquhar // Many a man’s profanity has saved him from a nervous breakdown. ~ Henry S. Haskins // I personally think we developed language because of our deep inner need to complain. ~ Jane Wagner // Cursing is invoking the assistance of a spirit to help you inflict suffering. Swearing on the other hand, is invoking, only the witness of a spirit to an statement you wish to make. ~ John Ruskin // A footman may swear; but he cannot swear like a lord. He can swear as often: but can he swear with equal delicacy, propriety, and judgment? ~ Jonathan Swift // When angry count four; when very angry, swear. ~ Mark Twain // The idea that no gentleman ever swears is all wrong. He can swear and still be a gentleman if he does it in a nice and benevolent and affectionate way. – Mark Twain // There ought to be a room in every house to swear in. It’s dangerous to have to repress an emotion like that. ~ Mark Twain // Let us swear while we may, for in Heaven it will not be allowed. ~ Mark Twain // It is no harm to be an ass, if one is content to bray and not kick. ~ Mark Twain // When you’re in @#*!#-ing hell, your forehead can feel a wee bit feverish. (By the way, that’s the way my wife actually curses. She doesn’t use dirty words; she’ll literally say “asterisk, pound sign, exclamation point, the-letter-‘A’-with-a-circle-around-it, asterisk, asterisk, asterisk.”) ~ Paul Reiser (Babyhood) // Ay, ay, the best terms will grow obsolete: damns have had their day. ~ Richard Sheridan // It comes to pass oft that a terrible oath, with a swaggering accent sharply twanged off, gives manhood more approbation than ever proof itself would have earned him. ~ William Shakespeare // “This is something I have wanted to do for a long time, … Athletes have a huge impact on so many people. Occasionally, some of them need reminding how important their example is. Frankly, we are all tired of the profanity-laced interviews and the overall perception by some that they are above the law. It is time to step up and take seriously the chance we have to make a difference for good in the lives of others.” ~ Dale Murphy // “Any upcoming artists who sing pop, R&B, or any other genre are welcome as long as there’s no profanity in the music, … We didn’t do that in the ’70s, ’60s or ’50s. And people don’t have to do it now.” ~ Gladys Knight // “This is a fifth-grade student that wants to perform a song filled with lyrics about drug use, war, abortion, gay rights and profanity.” ~ Nadine Drew // “I drink a lot of Diet Coke and belch. I’ve been known to use the f word.” Helena Bonham Carter // “Profaneness is a brutal vice. He who indulges in it is no gentleman.” Edwin Hubbel Chapin // “Nothing is greater or more fearful sacrilege than to prostitute the great name of G-d to the petulancy of an idle tongue.” Jeremy Taylor // “If you go home with somebody, and they don’t have books, don’t fuck ’em!” — John Waters // “Play it fuckin’ loud!” — Bob Dylan // “I’ve been accused of vulgarity. I say that’s bullshit.” — Mel Brooks // “Shit is the tofu of cursing and can be molded to whichever condition the speaker desires. Hot as shit. Windy as shit. I myself was confounded as shit…” — David Sedaris // “Don’t fuck with me, fellas. This cowgirl has been to the rodeo before.” — Joan Crawford // “If you can’t say Fuck, you can’t say, Fuck the government.” — Lenny Bruce // “profanity and obscenity entitle people who don’t want unpleasant information to close their ears and eyes to you.” — Kurt Vonnegut // “Scummer, pox and wound rot!” roared Tunstall, slamming his fist down on the bed. “Gods cursed the pig-tarsed mammering craven currish beef-witted bum-licking gut-griping louts that did this to me! May every flea, leech and hookworm in all creation find and feast upon them!” — Tamora Pierce // “Censorship feeds the dirty mind more than the four-letter word itself.” — Dick Cavett // “As soon as we got back I ran upstairs and told everyone the story, thus telling everyone the alarm code, thus breaking one of the Ten Commandments when I lied and said I’d keep the code a secret. As I’ve known for a long, long time now, hell is going to be totally fucking worth it.” — Sarah Royal // “I do not believe profanity has anything to do with Christianity, thank you.” — Dee Snider // “You have to be mad in the language you’re mad in.” — Chris Crutcher // “Obscenity is a notable enhancer of life and is suppressed at grave peril to the arts.” — Brendan Gill // “swearing is like perfume. used intelligently in small doses – it can enhance the meaning of a phrase. if it’s cheap and overwhelmingly applied – it can make you leave the room! kaiamaeve // “I must confess, I quite like swearing. But, like everything, try to do it in moderation. A good oath blurted out at the right time can really emphasize a message. I don’t think I know any adults who never swear, but I know many who rarely let out a good curse-word and, when they do, you know they really mean it. They make it count.” Andrew Berthoff //

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