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“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.”
“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.”
“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!'”
“The doctor must have put my pacemaker in wrong. Every time my husband kisses me, the garage door goes up.”
“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.”
“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, U.S. comedian
(1912 - 1996)
Real name: Sarah Ophelia Colley Cannon.