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Quotes to ponder Erma Bombeck

08/27/2020

There is only one thing harder in this world than forgiving. It’s to ask forgiveness armed only with, ‘I’m sorry’.

When humor goes, there goes civilization.

There would have been more ‘I love you’s’ and more, ‘I’m sorry’s’.

… it’s simply wrong to always order [kids] to stop that fighting. There are times when one child is simply defending his rights and damned well should be fighting.

When you’re lecturing teenagers and they begin to hum and leave the room, you can sense there is hostility.

Everyone I talked to was a recording-the bank, the elevator, your office, the school, a wrong number. You used to be able to call a wrong number and get a person.

We’ve got a generation now who were born with semiequality. They don’t know how it was before, so they think, this isn’t too bad. We’re working. We have our attache’ cases and our three piece suits. I get very disgusted with the younger generation of women. We had a torch to pass, and they are just sitting there. They don’t realize it can be taken away. Things are going to have to get worse before they join in fighting the battle.

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