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Humility is no substitute for a good personality.

  - Fran LebowitzTopics: humor
As a teenager you are at the last stage in your life when you will be happy to hear that the phone is for you.

  - Fran LebowitzTopics: humor children
Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying.

  - Fran LebowitzTopics: food and drink humor children
Food is an important part of a balanced diet.

  - Fran LebowitzTopics: food and drink humor health and medicine
Great people talk about ideas, average people talk about things, and small people talk about wine.

  - Fran LebowitzTopics: food and drink wisdom
I must take issue with the term 'a mere child,' for it has been my invariable experience that the company of a mere child is infinitely preferable to that of a mere adult.

  - Fran LebowitzTopics: humor children
I never took hallucinogenic drugs because I never wanted my consciousness expanded one unnecessary iota.

  - Fran LebowitzTopics: humor health and medicine wisdom
Stand firm in your refusal to remain conscious during algebra. In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra.

  - Fran LebowitzTopics: humor education
Life is something that happens when you can't get to sleep.

  - Fran LebowitzTopics: humor life
My favorite animal is steak.

  - Fran LebowitzTopics: food and drink humor animals
No animal should ever jump up on the dining-room furniture unless absolutely certain that he can hold his own in the conversation.

  - Fran LebowitzTopics: humor animals
Special-interest publications should realize that if they are attracting enough advertising and readers to make a profit, the interest is not so special.

  - Fran LebowitzTopics: humor books
Success didn't spoil me, I've always been insufferable.

  - Fran LebowitzTopics: humor business and money
The opposite of talking isn't listening. The opposite of talking is waiting.

  - Fran LebowitzTopics: humor wisdom
Your life story would not make a good book. Don't even try.

  - Fran LebowitzTopics: humor books life
Children ask better questions than adults. 'May I have a cookie?' 'Why is the sky blue?' and 'What does a cow say?' are far more likely to elicit a cheerful response than 'Where's your manuscript?' Why haven't you called?' and 'Who's your lawyer?'

  - Fran LebowitzTopics: humor children
Do not, on a rainy day, ask your child what he feels like doing, because I assure you that what he feels like doing, you won't feel like watching.

  - Fran LebowitzTopics: children
Educational television should be absolutely forbidden. It can only lead to unreasonable disappointment when your child discovers that the letters of the alphabet do not leap up out of books and dance around with royal-blue chickens.

  - Fran LebowitzTopics: television humor children education
Even when freshly washed and relieved of all obvious confections, children tend to be sticky.

  - Fran LebowitzTopics: humor children
I figure you have the same chance of winning the lottery whether you play or not.

  - Fran LebowitzTopics: humor
Nature is by and large to be found out of doors, a location where, it cannot be argued, there are never enough comfortable chairs.

  - Fran LebowitzTopics: humor science
The telephone is a good way to talk to people without having to offer them a drink.

  - Fran LebowitzTopics: humor
Your responsibility as a parent is not as great as you might imagine. You need not supply the world with the next conqueror of disease or major motion picture star. If your child simply grows up to be someone who does not use the word 'collectible' as a noun, you can consider yourself an unqualified success.

  - Fran LebowitzTopics: parents humor children
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