Erma Bombeck Quotes (118 quotes)
“Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the Titanic who waved off the dessert cart.”
The original version of this quotation is slightly different: "Seize the moment [...] I got thinking one day about all those women on Titanic who passed up dessert at dinner that fateful night in an effort to cut back. From then on, I've tried to be a little more flexible." - From: "Forever, Erma: Best-Loved Writing From America's Favorite Humorist" (1997), "Seize the Moment - June 25, 1991"
“My second favorite household chore is ironing. My first being hitting my head on the top bunk bed until I faint.”
I Lost Everything in the Post-Natal Depression (1973), p. 150
“I was too old for a paper route, too young for Social Security and too tired for an affair.”
On why she began writing columns in 1963, when she was 37. As quoted in: The New York Times Book Review (1978). A similar quote also appears on her book "If Life Is a Bowl of Cherries, What Am I Doing in the Pits?" (1978): "Some women are too old for a paper route, too young for Social Security, too clumsy to steal and too tired for an affair."
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Picture Source: WikipediaErma Bombeck
Born: February 21, 1927
Died: April 22, 1996 (aged 69)
Occupation: Journalist, humorist, writer
Bio: Erma Louise Bombeck, née Fiste was an American humorist who achieved great popularity for her newspaper column that described suburban home life from the mid-1960s until the late 1990s. Bombeck also published 15 books, most of which became best-sellers.
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