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“What daughter thinks of her parents in flagrante delicto? Yet, my mother, even after years with him, dropped hints such as, 'You know, your father enjoys his matinees.' I never even saw them go to the movies together. What could she mean? All those afternoons, I thought she was upstairs listening to La Traviata, and those high notes apparently were not coming from the radio.”
“I have a friend who actually told me that she'd rather be dead than be fat. This is a woman who, if I order a sandwich at lunch, she'll order a salad. If I order a salad, she'll order half a cantaloupe. If I order half a cantaloupe, she'll order a cup of coffee. This bizarre contest continues until she's down to sucking on a mint-flavored toothpick. At this rate, her preference for dying over being fat could be a reality sooner than she thinks.”
“Statistically, skinny women die younger than fat women. Why? Because fat women are killing them.”
“Aunt Rose was not a risk taker. Her idea of taking a chance was buying a domestic brand of tomato paste.”
Joy Behar, U.S. comedian, writer, actor, TV personality
Josephina Victoria Occhiuto.