End of November 28 Column (No. 855)
Bolero-Like Songs


Another Garbled Quote
The life of quotations amazes me. While I love my UPI chat group, they don’t always double-check the provenance and exact wording of quotes. A garbled but still accurate version of this quote (which I loved and should be inscribed of the top of the PCs of every political reporter and editor) appeared last week.

“It is very difficult to predict — especially the future.”
probably NOT Niels Bohr; most likely a Danish parliamentarian between 1935 and 1939.

Some Accurate Quotes

My mentor, Edwin Diamond, often said, “Life is a shit sandwich, and every day you take another bite.” My mom said, “Life is short and then you die, but have a nice day anyway.” I: believe a better expression is: “Life is a 21,000 course meal. Savor them all. Dessert will be here soon enough, and no one knows if the after-dinner drinks are any good.”


Robert E. Malchman

A better version, of which I do not know the origin, is, "Life is like a shit sandwich. The more bread you have, the less shit you have to eat."

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