Erma Bombeck Quotes

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  • Those magazine dieting stories always have the testimonial of a woman who wore a dress that could slipcover New Jersey in one photo and thirty days later looked like a well-dressed thermometer.

  • Authorities say brain cells may shrink, but they don't necessarily die. Frankly, I am cheered by the fact that something is shrinking. I'd be even more thrilled if what was shrinking affected my dress size, but you can't have everything.

  • The fact was I didn't want to look my age, but I didn't want to act the age I wanted to look either. I also wanted to grow old enough to understand that sentence.

    Erma Bombeck (2013). “Aunt Erma's Cope Book: How To Get From Monday To Friday . . . In 12 Days”, p.49, Open Road Media
  • The term 'working mother' is redundant.

  • He who laughs.....lasts.

    Erma Bombeck (2013). “Forever, Erma: Best-Loved Writing From America's Favorite Humorist”, p.46, Open Road Media
  • Next to hot chicken soup, a tattoo of an anchor on your chest, and penicillin, I consider a honeymoon one of the most overrated events in the world.

    Erma Bombeck (2013). “If Life Is a Bowl of Cherries, What Am I Doing in the Pits?”, p.9, Open Road Media
  • Don't worry about who doesn't like you, who has more, or who's doing what.

  • Youngsters of the age of two and three are endowed with extraordinary strength. They can lift a dog twice their own weight and dump him into the bathtub.

  • My second favorite household chore is ironing. My first being hitting my head on the top bunk bed until I faint.

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    Erma Bombeck (2011). “I Lost Everything in the Post-Natal Depression”, p.96, Fawcett
  • I have always felt cookbooks were fiction and the most beautiful words in the English language were 'room service.

    Erma Bombeck (2011). “I Lost Everything in the Post-Natal Depression”, p.97, Fawcett
  • not all bears have their own television series. Some of them are unemployed wild animals.

    Erma Bombeck (2011). “I Lost Everything in the Post-Natal Depression”, p.53, Fawcett
  • Poached eggs are good, poached animals are not.

  • Cats invented self-esteem.

  • I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage.

  • I firmly believe kids don't want your understanding. They want your trust, your compassion, your blinding love and your car keys, but you try to understand them and you're in big trouble.

    Erma Bombeck (2013). “If Life Is a Bowl of Cherries, What Am I Doing in the Pits?”, p.110, Open Road Media
  • Being a child at home alone in the summer is a high-risk occupation. If you call your mother at work thirteen times an hour, she can hurt you.

  • People shop for a bathing suit with more care than they do a husband or wife. The rules are the same. Look for something you'll feel comfortable wearing. Allow for room to grow.

  • I've decided life is too fragile to finish a book I dislike just because it cost $16.95 and everyone else loved it. Or eat a fried egg with a broken yolk (which I hate) when the dog would leap over the St. Louis Arch for it.

  • He opened the jar of pickles when no one else could. He was the only one in the house who wasn't afraid to go into the basement by himself. He cut himself shaving, but no one kissed it or got excited about it. It was understood when it rained, he got the car and brought it around to the door. When anyone was sick, he went out to get the prescription filled. He took lots of pictures... but he was never in them.

  • I hated skiing or any other sport where there was an ambulance waiting at the bottom of the hill.

    Erma Bombeck (1996). “Four of a Kind: A Suburban Field Guide”, Bbs Publishing Corporation
  • Men who have a thirty-six-tele vised-football- games-a- week-habit should be declared legally dead and their estates probated.

  • It is my theory you can't get rid of fat. All you can do is move it around, like furniture.

  • The woman who says, 'My kids are all speaking to one another and they love us' is a psychopathic liar.

  • Somewhere it is written that parents who are critical of other people's children and publicly admit they can do better are asking for it.

    Erma Bombeck (2013). “Motherhood: The Second Oldest Profession”, p.94, Open Road Media
  • Early in my life I had made a pact with myself. I would never eat anything that moved when I cooked it, excited the dog, or inflated upon impact with my teeth.

    Erma Bombeck (1996). “Four of a Kind: A Suburban Field Guide”, Bbs Publishing Corporation
  • I was leafing through a magazine where there was a before-and-after picture of a woman who went from a size 5 to a size 3 by liposuction. Was she serious? I've cooked bigger turkeys than her "before" picture.

  • People are always asking couples whose marriage has endured at least a quarter of a century for their secret for success. Actually, it is no secret at all. I am a forgiving woman. Long ago, I forgave my husband for not being Paul Newman.

    Erma Bombeck (2011). “I Lost Everything in the Post-Natal Depression”, p.17, Fawcett
  • For some of us, watching a miniseries that lasts longer than most marriages is not easy.

  • Women are never what they seem to be. There is the woman you see and there is the woman who is hidden. Buy the gift for the woman who is hidden.

    Erma Bombeck (2011). “At Wit's End”, p.215, Fawcett
  • If anyone knew where they were, I'd send the ISDBB (Incredibly Stupid and Dumb Beyond Belief) award to the two guys who tried to break in to the Ohio penitentiary.

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