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Minnie Pearl

  • Since religion was so much a part of my life as a child, and since my childhood was so happy and so full of laughter and joy, I associate the two. Even my concept of Jesus goes along with this association of happiness and religion.

  • ... watch out fer these fellers around here. It ain't safe fer a pretty girl. Why, I had one just now tell me I looked like a breath of spring. Well, he didn't use them words, exactly. He said I looked like the end of a hard winter.

    • Minnie Pearl,
    • 1940, Minnie Pearl: An Autobiography ()
  • I remember the first time we bought Uncle Nabob a store-boughten suit. It had two pairs of pants! That was nice for the winter, but wearin' both pairs got awfully hot come summer.

    • Minnie Pearl
  • And there's my Uncle Nabob. He's no failure. He just started at the bottom and he liked it there. One time, Nabob went into a blacksmith shop and he picked up a red-hot horseshoe and dropped it right off. 'Burned ya, didn't it?' the blacksmith said. And Nabob said, 'Why no, it just don't take me long to look at a horseshoe!'

    • Minnie Pearl
  • The doctor must have put my pacemaker in wrong. Every time my husband kisses me, the garage door goes up.

    • Minnie Pearl
  • Lord have mercy, Mrs. Tugwell just had her sixteenth young 'un. She said she had so many young 'uns she'd run out of names — to call her husband.

    • Minnie Pearl
  • Getting married is a lot like getting into a tub of hot water. After you get used to it, it ain't so hot.

    • Minnie Pearl

Minnie Pearl, U.S. comedian

(1912 - 1996)

Real name: Sarah Ophelia Colley Cannon.