When people say it's a funny thing about them, you will probably be able to control your hysterics. They are only getting ready to announce the shattering fact that they don't like something. And it's not going to be something that's really quite awful, like suttee or apartheid; it's going to be something small.
I Didn't Come Here to Argue (1969), "It's a Funny Thing About Me, but Not Very," page 51.
Cheese for dessert is rather like Paradise Lost in that everyone thinks he ought to like it, but still you don't notice too many people actually curling up with it.Peg Bracken
When I finally gathered, invented, stole, simplified, borrowed, and found a publisher for a clutch of reasonably foolproof recipes, I learned I had friends I hadn't known about—more proof that a mutual dislike can be quite as sound a basis for friendship as a mutual devotion.Peg Bracken
There are worse things than being fat, and one of them is worrying about it all the time.Peg Bracken
It isn't surprising that many children consider their parents to be a little dim, and that they sometimes try to update them. The fact that they don't usually try too hard is just as well; a thoroughly updated parent is an unappetizing sight.Peg Bracken
The subject of men and women is absolutely fraught with sex, which is as it should be.Peg Bracken
If the author is so interested in Science, why doesn't she take a course in it?Peg Bracken
Quotations can be valuable, like raisins in the rice pudding, for adding iron as well as eye appeal.Peg Bracken