Monday, October 5, 2015

Who Said That?

Several years ago I released a romantic comedy called “Anywhere the Heart Goes.” It was about a man and woman who had both been burned in the relationship wars and didn’t really want to get into anything serious. As these stories always go, they went out on a date arranged by two mutual friends, and…I won’t give away what happens in case you want to read it yourself.

I did something different, using quotations about love and relationships to begin each chapter. It was fun to research and a nice way to set up the action. See if you can match the quote with who originally coined it. The answers are at the end of the post. Have fun!

1 – “Marriage is what happens between two people who don’t really know each other.”

2 – “Bachelor: One who is committed to life, liberty, and the happiness of pursuit.”

3 – “I’ve had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn’t it.”

4 – “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There’s no sense being a damn fool about it.”

5 – “A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.”

6 – “What’s irritating about love is that it’s a crime that requires an accomplice.”

7 – “Relationships are like sharks: if they stop moving, they die.”

8 – “Women need a reason to have sex. Men just need a place.”

9 – “A man can be happy with any woman as long as he does not love her.”

10 – “Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.”

11 – “When the candles are out all women are fair.”

12 – “We have all the time in the world.”

13 – “In Genesis, it says that it is not good for a man to be alone; but sometimes it is a great relief.”

14 – “Frailty, thy name is woman!”

15 – “It’s been my experience that just when I think I know ‘where it’s at,’ it’s usually somewhere else.”

16 – “It’s déjà vu all over again.”

17 – “The difference between ‘involvement’ and ‘commitment’ is like an eggs-and-ham breakfast: the chicken was involved, the pig was committed.”

18 – “You better run like hell!”

19 – “Friendship often ends in love, but love in friendship – never.”

20 – “Like the fella once said: ain’t love a kick in the head!”


1 – Oscar Wilde
2 – Tim Smith
3 – Groucho Marx
4 – W. C. Fields
5 – Ingrid Bergman
6 – Baudelaire
7 – Woody Allen
8 – Billy Crystal
9 – Oscar Wilde
10 – H. L. Mencken
11 - Plutarch
12 – Ian Fleming
13 – John Barrymore
14 - Shakespeare
15 – Blake Edwards
16 – Yogi Berra
17 – Anonymous
18 – Pink Floyd
19 – Joseph Caleb Colton
20 – Dean Martin

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Tim Smith is an award-winning, bestselling author whose books range from mystery/thrillers to contemporary erotic romance. His website is www.timsmithauthor.com.


jean hart stewart said...

Absolutely love these! Thanks, Tim

Fiona McGier said...

Clever idea, Tim! I also like these ones:

"The kiss originated when the first male reptile licked the first female reptile, implying in a subtle, complimentary way that she was as succulent as the small reptile he had for dinner the night before."
F. Scott Fitzgerald

"Love is so much better when you are not married." Maria Callas

"Love is two minutes fifty-two seconds of squishing noises. It shows your mind isn't clicking right." Johnny Rotten

Love seems to be something that everyone has an opinion on. Unfortunately few of them seem to be happy in love. Or maybe just the happy ones don't think up such pithy witticisms?