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Thought for the day

February 4, 2011

“Who was the blundering idiot that said that ‘Fine words butter no parsnips’?  Half the parsnips of society are served and rendered palatable with no other sauce.”

William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Will Healy permalink
    February 4, 2011 5:16 pm

    Another favorite Billy Thackery quote: “Dinner was made for eating, not for talking.”

  2. February 9, 2011 1:41 pm

    I love you guys, and your parsnip quotes. Just thought you should know.

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