First Annual Cyberspace Awards for Memorable Quotes – WINNERS!

The impartial Judge has reviewed the entries for the First Annual Cyberspace Awards for Memorable Quotes and would like to say thanks to all who participated in the inaugural event.  The response has been so overwhelming that plans are already being made for next year’s contest.  There is even discussion of a possible pageant to select a Miss Memorable Quote Queen in the week preceding the contest plus a Spelling Bee with a Music Festival featuring gospel music and clogging and square dancing on the grounds the weekend following the pageant.  (We’re not sure exactly where the “grounds” will be as of this writing since we are all in cyberspace.)  As you can see, the possibilities are endless.

The competition was steep and the variety of quotes entertained the Judge who had to think and think about the 10 Best but hearty congratulations to the Winners:

1.   When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

(Yogi Berra submitted by Warren Wood)

2.   Well, you know what they say.  If you don’t have anything nice to say about anybody, come sit by me.

(Steel Magnolias submitted by Donna Cox Bull)

3.   I detect, like me, you’re endowed with the gift of gab.

(Ulysses Everett McGill in Oh Brother, Where Art Thou submitted by LeighAnne Thacker Cogdill)

4.   He is so stupid he couldn’t pour piss out of a boot with the directions on the heel.

(Harriet’s father submitted by Harriet Hancock)

5.   The first two letters of ‘done’ spell ‘do.’

(Bob’s mother submitted by Bob Lamb)

6.   Nothing is as strong as gentleness.  Nothing so gentle as real strength.

(Sitting Bull submitted by Kathryn Van Aernum)

7.   Pink is the new navy.

(Diana Vreeland submitted by Ann d’Onofrio)

8.   Thank God and Greyhound he’s gone.

(Original submitted by Debbie Atkins Long)

9.   I did my best, God did the rest.

(Hattie McDaniel submitted by Sheila Claus)

10.  Three may keep a secret if two of them are dead.

(Anonymous submitted by Bob Lamb)

Runners Up

If you keep on doing what you’ve always done, you’ll keep on getting what you’ve always gotten.

(Anonymous submitted by Bob Lamb)

It’s cold as a witch’s titty in a brass bra.

(Anonymous submitted by Debbie Atkins Long)

Honorable Mention

We’re a day late and a dollar short.

(Anonymous and never really submitted by Lisa Martin who is still waiting for 11 o’clock in a different time zone)

And finally, the Lifetime Achievement Award for Memorable Quotes goes to Jim Blanton for creating a new category which will be typo-gravestones.  This year’s all-time favorites came from Oakland Cemetery in Gaffney, South Carolina:

An infant’s gravestone that proclaims: IN HEAVEN THERE IS ONE ANGLE MORE

And a portion from the Rev. D. D. Robinson’s rather lengthy stone…AND HE WENT ABOUT DOING GOOD TO CHRISTINAS EVERYWHERE

And that’s a wrap.  Thanks again, fellow quote collectors.  May the words be with you.


About Sheila Morris

Sheila Morris is a personal historian, essayist with humorist tendencies, lesbian activist, truth seeker and speaker in the tradition of other female Texas storytellers including her paternal grandmother. In December, 2017, the University of South Carolina Press published her collection of first-person accounts of a few of the people primarily responsible for the development of LGBTQ organizations in South Carolina. Southern Perspectives on the Queer Movement: Committed to Home will resonate with everyone interested in LGBTQ history in the South during the tumultuous times from the AIDS pandemic to marriage equality. She has published five nonfiction books including two memoirs, an essay compilation and two collections of her favorite blogs from I'll Call It Like I See It. Her first book, Deep in the Heart: A Memoir of Love and Longing received a Golden Crown Literary Society Award in 2008. Her writings have been included in various anthologies - most recently the 2017 Saints and Sinners Literary Magazine. Her latest book, Four Ticket Ride, was released in January, 2019. She is a displaced Texan living in South Carolina with her wife Teresa Williams and their dogs Spike, Charly and Carl. She is also Naynay to her two granddaughters Ella and Molly James who light up her life for real. Born in rural Grimes County, Texas in 1946 her Texas roots still run wide and deep.
This entry was posted in Humor, Lesbian Literary, Life, Personal, Random, Reflections, Slice of Life, The Way Life Is and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to First Annual Cyberspace Awards for Memorable Quotes – WINNERS!

  1. Pingback: First Annual Cyberspace Awards for Memorable Quotes – WINNERS! | I'll Call It Like I See It

  2. Lisa L. Martin says:

    Well done, Sheila Rae.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.