Lewis Grizzard

1946 - 1994

A Quote by Lewis McDonald Grizzard, Jr. on books, failure, fear, guilt, life, motherhood, and plants

"Have you done your homework?" my mother would ask. "I'll do it later." "You will do it now, young man. I don't want you winding up on the third shift at Flagg-Utica." Flagg-Utica was a local textile plant. Somehow, I never could figure how failing to read three chapters in my geography book about the various sorts of vegetation to be found in a tropical rain forest had anything to do with facing a life as a mill hand. But with enough guilt and fear as catalysts, you can read anything, even geography books and Deuteronomy.

Lewis Grizzard (1946 - 1994)

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A Quote by Lewis McDonald Grizzard, Jr. on difficulty

It's difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato.

Lewis Grizzard (1946 - 1994)

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A Quote by Lewis McDonald Grizzard, Jr. on change, dogs, and life

Life is like a dogsled team. If you ain't the lead dog, the scenery never changes.

Lewis Grizzard (1946 - 1994)

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A Quote by Lewis McDonald Grizzard, Jr. on hell, ideas, learning, reading, relationships, and sharing

Today's sensitive male has learned to share in open frank discussions about relationships like, "Where the hell did you get a crazy idea like that? You been reading Redbook again?"

Lewis Grizzard (1946 - 1994)

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A Quote by Lewis McDonald Grizzard, Jr. on money

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Money doesn't grow on trees, and if it did, someone else would own the orchard.

Lewis Grizzard (1946 - 1994)

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