Sunday, July 18, 2010

Advance #44: Denny's Favorite Historical Quotations

As you may have surmised, Denny Dance is a true student of history, and realizes that we can often learn a great deal from the wise words of cultural luminaries.

To that end, I'd like to share my four favorite maxims (at least the ones that don't get to dance the night away with F List celebs).

Use them as you see fit. Perhaps they will start you down the road to true DelVecchianism:

"Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it."
- Robert Frost

"There are risks and costs to a program of action. But they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction."
- John F. Kennedy

"In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts; they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I'll cradle the balls, stroke the shaft, work the pipe and swallow the gravy."
-Jeff Portnoy

Culturally Enlightened,
Denny DelVecchio


singlegirlie said...

Pah! You have failed, Dr. Dance. I am still impressed. Neener neener.

Denny DelVecchio said...

I don't know what Neener Neener means but I think I like it.

nursemyra said...

haha... I haven't seen Tropic Thunder but that clip was pretty funny

blunt delivery said...

insider secret: i'm a quote fanatic. i have books and books of quotes. mainly because, i don't read actual books.

i'm starting to think that churchill quite was directed at me.

sigh. and i'm okay with that.

Denny DelVecchio said...


I don't read books either. But I listen to many. Typically historical period pieces.

I wouldn't be the gentleman that you have grown to love and admire if I said the Portnoy quote was the one directed at you, would I?

@Good Nurse:

Tonight's homework is to see TT. Les Grossman does some of the best work of his career in that movie.

BTW, I look forward to Friday more than I used to.