Art Linkletter

1912 -

A Quote by Arthur Gordon "Art" Linkletter on beginning, failure, hospitals, preachers, time, war, and world

A preacher was operated on for a hernia. As this was about the time of the first world war he was given ether. As he was coming out of the anesthetic a fire broke out in the building next door. As the flames began to show through the hospital windows the nurse pulled the shades down. She didn't want the preacher to think his operation had been a failure.

Art Linkletter (1912 -)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Arthur Gordon "Art" Linkletter on age, clothes, humor, jokes, laughter, and sense of humor

And keep a sense of humor. It doesn't mean you have to tell jokes. If you can't think of anything else, when you're my age, take off your clothes and walk in front of a mirror. I guarantee you'll get a laugh.

Art Linkletter (1912 -)

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A Quote by Arthur Gordon "Art" Linkletter on learning and success

I've learned it's always better to have a small percentage of a big success, than a hundred percent of nothing.

Art Linkletter (1912 -)

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A Quote by Arthur Gordon "Art" Linkletter on dogs, love, motherhood, and people

I stand fearlessly for small dogs, the American Flag, motherhood and the Bible. That's why people love me.

Art Linkletter (1912 -)

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A Quote by Arthur Gordon "Art" Linkletter on death and winning

A poor old man held the winning ticket on a half million dollar lottery. Hearing the old man might be surprised at the shock, the local pastor was asked to break the news gradually. The pastor made a customary call, and while visiting casually asked the old man what he would do with a half million dollars if he had it. The old man replied, "why, I'd give half of it to you." Whereupon the pastor dropped dead.

Art Linkletter (1912 -)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Arthur Gordon "Art" Linkletter

I asked, 'Do you know who I am?' and she said, 'No, but if you go to the front desk, they'll tell you.'

Art Linkletter (1912 -)

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A Quote by Arthur Gordon "Art" Linkletter on curiosity, life, and purpose

Being alive [at 87] is quite an accomplishment . . . if you're curious, interested, seeing the fun out of life, doing things, having a purpose.

Art Linkletter (1912 -)

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A Quote by Arthur Gordon "Art" Linkletter on people

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Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.

Art Linkletter (1912 -)

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A Quote by Arthur Gordon "Art" Linkletter on advertising, country, motherhood, and sons

A traveling show visited a country town and one of the acts was advertised as a striptease. A small boy begged his mother for a quarter to buy a ticket, but the mother refused, telling her son that if he went to that show he would see something awful. Well, the boy sneaked in the show and the first thing he saw was something awful - his own dad sitting on the front row.

Art Linkletter (1912 -)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Arthur Gordon "Art" Linkletter on children, defense, and instinct

Children have an unerring instinct for knowing when they are being patronized. They go immediately on the defensive against head-patting adults who treat them like strange beings.

Art Linkletter (1912 -)

Source: Coronet, August 1955

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