April 2017

Maya Angelou: A bird…sings because it has a song

By |2017-04-03T09:42:48-04:00April 3rd, 2017|Quote or No Quote|

The phrase and sentiment, "A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song," is one of the best-known expressions of the intrinsic nature of [...]

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March 2017

Voltaire: I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death
your right to say it.

By |2017-03-27T09:20:39-04:00March 27th, 2017|Quote or No Quote|

Outrageous charges and indefensible political ideas are often hurled around in times of political turmoil and rhetorical strife. Commentators sometimes respond by wheeling out the old "quote" by the French philosopher [...]

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Gloria Steinem: A Woman Needs a Man Like a Fish Needs a Bicycle

By |2017-03-13T09:04:53-04:00March 13th, 2017|Quote or No Quote|

Ah, the 1970s. Lots of important things happened then, including the political coming of age of yours truly. This crucial development in world history was only surpassed by things like the [...]

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February 2017

Sigmund Freud: Sometimes a Cigar is Just a Cigar

By |2019-02-06T16:19:37-05:00February 27th, 2017|Quote or No Quote|

Ah the burdens of celebrity are mighty, especially when you’re a famous intellectual. Of course, I’m referring to myself, Buzzkillers, but other brainiacs have suffered before me. Sigmund Freud, the founder [...]

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Marilyn Monroe: Well-Behaved Women Rarely Make History

By |2017-02-20T09:17:16-05:00February 20th, 2017|Quote or No Quote|

Lots of people are credited with coining the great phrase, “well-behaved women rarely make history.” They include Marilyn Monroe, Gloria Steinem, Eleanor Roosevelt, Anne Boleyn, and our own Aunt Ginger from [...]

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Vince Lombardi: Winning is the Only Thing

By |2017-02-06T09:10:54-05:00February 6th, 2017|Quote or No Quote|

Buzzkilling isn’t everything, it’s the only thing. That’s the motivational quote that keeps my eyes on the prize, Buzzkillers. How about that? Two cliches within the first minute! That’s the kind [...]

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January 2017

Martin Luther King: Arc of the Moral Universe Bends Toward Justice

By |2017-01-23T09:01:38-05:00January 23rd, 2017|Quote or No Quote|

All too often, researching the origins of well-known quotes leads to a kind of dead end. Famous people are credited with expressions and sayings that were in common use during their time, and those [...]