Dave Barry Quotes

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  • As a child, I was more afraid of tetanus shots than, for example, Dracula.

    Children   Fear   Example  
    Dave Barry (2009). “Dave Barry Is from Mars and Venus”, p.53, Ballantine Books
  • Today's scientific question is: What in the world is electricity? And where does it go after it leaves the toaster?

    Toasters   Doe   World  
  • Ban walking sticks in wilderness. Hikers that use walking sticks are more likely to chase animals.

  • Some [soccer] players suffer four or five fatal injuries per game. That's how tough they are.

    Soccer   Player   Games  
  • If you asked me to name the three scariest threats facing the human race, I would give the same answer that most people would: nuclear war, global warming and Windows.

    War   Race   Names  
  • Reporters aren't stupid. We were standing around talking about which of the 900 health-care proposals that nobody's going to accept is that day's hot news. They know how silly that is. But that's what they do.

    Stupid   Silly   Talking  
    "All I Think Is That It's Stupid". Interview with Glenn Garvin, reason.com. December, 1994.
  • Although golf was originally restricted to wealthy, overweight Protestants, today it's open to anybody who owns hideous clothing.

    Dave Barry (1985). “Dave Barry's Stay Fit and Healthy Until You're Dead”, p.32, Rodale
  • During the warm season (August 8 and 9), Maine is a true vacation paradise, offering visitors a chance to jump into crystal-clear mountain lakes and see if they can get back out again before their bodily tissue is frozen as solid as a supermarket turkey.

    Dave Barry (2010). “Dave Barry's Only Travel Guide You'll Ever Need”, p.80, Ballantine Books
  • I am not one to generalize, but cartoonists, as a group, exhibit a level of social sophistication generally associated with pie fights. In high school, when the future lawyers were campaigning for class president, the future cartoonists were painstakingly altering illustrations in their history books so that Robert E. Lee appeared to be performing an illegal act with his horse.

    Horse   Book   School  
  • At the height of rush hour, people on the London underground actually say "excuse me." Imagine what would happen if you tried an insane stunt like that on the New York City subway. The other passengers would take it as a sign of weakness, and there'd be a fight over who got to keep your ears as a trophy.

    Dave Barry (2010). “Dave Barry Talks Back”, p.104, Crown Archetype
  • Europeans, like some Americans, drive on the right side of the road, except in England, where they drive on both sides of the road; Italy, where they drive on the sidewalk; and France, where if necessary they will follow you right into the hotel lobby.

    Dave Barry (2010). “Dave Barry's Only Travel Guide You'll Ever Need”, p.114, Ballantine Books
  • I have a friend named Doris who argues, on good authority, that the single biggest cause of global warming is menopause.

    Funny   Women   Causes  
  • And, of course, you have the commercials where savvy businesspeople get ahead by using their MacIntosh computers to create the ultimate American business product: a really sharp-looking report.

    Funny   Business   Humor  
  • The IRS spends God knows how much of your tax money on these toll-free information hotlines staffed by IRS employees, whose idea of a dynamite tax tip is that you should print neatly.

    Ideas   Irs   Tolls  
  • If Charles Lindbergh, flying with no instruments other than a bologna sandwich, managed to cross the Atlantic and land safely on a runway completely covered with French people, why are today's airplanes, which are equipped with radar and computers and individualized liquor bottles, unable to cope with fog?

    Funny   Humorous   Food  
    Dave Barry (2010). “Dave Barry's Greatest Hits”, p.234, Ballantine Books
  • ...Terry Jackson, who is the Miami Herald's automotive writer and TV critic. That's correct: This man gets paid to drive new cars AND watch television. If he ever dies and goes to heaven, it's going to be a big let down.

    Funny   Men   Car  
    Dave Barry (2003). “Boogers Are My Beat: More Lies, but Some Actual Journalism”, p.100, Crown Archetype
  • He could even think about how fast he was thinking about things.

  • I wrote about why I didn't think libertarians are really doing this kind of thing so that they can have sex with dogs. I discussed some of the reasons that a person might want to live out of the control of our federal, state, local, and every other form of government. Actually, I don't think I even called myself a libertarian. I think Tom Shroder identified me as one.

    Dog   Sex   Thinking  
    ""All I Think Is That It's Stupid": An Interview with Dave Barry". Interview with Glenn Garvin, reason.com. December, 1994.
  • Turbulence.” This is what pilots announce that you have encountered when your plane strikes an object in midair. You'll be flying along, and there will be an enormous, shuddering WHUMP, and clearly the plane has rammed into an airborne object at least the size of a water buffalo, and the pilot will say, “Folks, we're encountering a little turbulence.” Meanwhile they are up there in the cockpit trying desperately to clean water-buffalo organs off the windshield.

    Water   Flying   Trying  
    "Dave Barry's Only Travel Guide You'll Ever Need". Book by Dave Barry, 1991.
  • Dogs feel very strongly that they should always go with you in the car, in case the need should arise for them to bark violently at nothing right in your ear.

    Dog   Animal   Car  
    Dave Barry (2010). “Dave Barry Talks Back”, p.118, Crown Archetype
  • I love Halloween. It reminds me of my happy childhood days as a student at Wampus Elementary School in Armonk, N.Y., when we youngsters used to celebrate Halloween by making decorations out of construction paper and that white paste that you could eat.

  • Rembrandt's first name was Beauregard, which is why he never used it.

    Names   Firsts   Used  
  • I read "Remembrance of Things Past" in the original French. I never start the day without reading me some [Marcel] Proust.

    Source: www.bostonglobe.com
  • The IRS wants you to use this form because it gets to keep most of your money. So unless you have pond silt for brains, you want the long form.

    Humorous   Long   Brain  
  • I want to gag sometimes when I see who "we" are recommending that people vote for, and not just as a libertarian.

    ""All I Think Is That It's Stupid": An Interview with Dave Barry". Interview with Glenn Garvin, reason.com. December, 1994.
  • And now, the Superstore - unequaled in size, unmatched in variety, unrivaled inconvenience.

    God   Stupidity   Size  
  • Eternal boyhood is the dream of a depressing percentage of American males, and the locker room is the temple where they worship arrested development.

    Dream   Depressing   Men  
  • The primary function of the government is - and here I am quoting directly from the U.S. Constitution - 'to spew out paper.'

    Dave Barry (2010). “Dave Barry in Cyberspace”, p.11, Ballantine Books
  • I had no shoes and I pitied myself. Then I met a man who had no feet, so I took his shoes.

    Funny   Humor   Men  
    Dave Barry (1985). “Dave Barry's Stay Fit and Healthy Until You're Dead”, p.60, Rodale
  • First, a few words about this title. It isn't easy, coming up with book titles. A lot of the really good ones are taken. Thin Thighs in 30 Days, for example. Also The Bible.

    Funny   Book   Taken  
    Dave Barry (2009). “Dave Barry Is from Mars and Venus”, p.11, Ballantine Books
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