Friday, May 8, 2009

Quote of the Day

An article in the Jewish World Review today on Israel contained this quote that I had never seen before. It was well worth reading the article for other reasons, but finding this quote was really finding a rare gem.

"Apart from that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you enjoy the play?"
— Tom Lehrer, satirist

Sometimes English works the way it's supposed to.


G6 said...

My father loved that phrase. He used it often (with a chuckle under his breath).
Thanks for the memory :)

Scraps said...

Hehe. My father is fond of that one, too. I've grown up knowing it, and I, too, now quote it on occasion.

Manya Shochet said...

I've loved that quote for years and years, but I've yet to see evodence that it was Tom Lehrer. I first came a cross it in a joke book of black humor put out by Simon & Schuster in the early 60s.