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Linda Ellerbee Quotes





[My father] was generous with his affection, given to great, awkward, engulfing hugs, and I can remember so clearly the smell of his hugs, all starched shirt, tobacco, Old Spice, and Cutty Sark. Sometimes I think I've never been properly hugged since.
[Friendship]
 

Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did. She just did it backwards and in high heels.
 

I have always felt that laughter in the face of reality is probably the finest sound there is and will last until the day when the game is called on account of darkness. In this world, a good time to laugh is any time you can.
 

I think laughter may be a form of courage.... As humans we sometimes stand tall and look into the sun and laugh, and I think we are never more brave than when we do that.
[Events]
 

I want to know why, if men rule the world, they don't stop wearing neckties.
 

If men can run the world, why can't they stop wearing neckties? How intelligent is it to start the day by tying a little noose around your neck?
 

If you believe in your heart that you are right, you must fight with all your might to do it your way. Only dead fish swim with the stream all the time.
 

In the coldest February, as in every other month in every other year, the best thing to hold on to in this world is each other.
[Lighten Up]
 

People are pretty much alike. It's only that our differences are more susceptible to definition than our similarities.
[Equality]
 

Styles, like everything else, change. Style doesn't.
 

The new national campfire - radio.
 

Time doesn't go. Time stays. We go.
 

When the anchorman is wearing a colonel's uniform, it tells you something.