The long one-day wait is over, and the Judge has made her final selections; but this year’s entries were so extraordinary she decided to publish the Top Ten in both categories.
Drum roll, please.
Announcing the winners in the 2015 Second Annual Cyberspace Memorable Quotes Contest:
“It’s not what you don’t know that will hurt you. It’s what you think you know that ain’t so.” —– Satchel Paige (submitted by Warren Wood)
“Time is priceless, but it costs us everything.” —– GP Morris
“You can stand tall without standing on someone. You can be a victor without having victims.” —– Harriet Woods (submitted by LeighAnne Thacker Cogdill)
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” —– Mahatma Gandhi (submitted by Luanne Castle)
“Whether you think you can, or think you can’t, you’re right!” — Henry Ford (submitted by Bob Lamb)
“The basic belief of Christianity is that nothing so needs changing as other people’s habits.” –—- Mark Twain (submitted by S.)
“An ounce of pretension is worth a pound of manure.” —–Steel Magnolias (submitted by Lisa Martin)
“Time flies like an arrow.” —– Charles Doughtie
“A smart girl never beats off any man.” —– Mae West (submitted by Allen Bardin)
“As anyone who has ever been around a cat for any length of time knows, cats have enormous patience with the limitations of the human kind.” —– Cleveland Amory (submitted by Luanne Castle)
Congratulations to all of you for your recognition in this year’s Memorable Quotes Contest – I have enjoyed them immensely!
And now for the winners in the New Category of Best Tombstones…drum roll again, please.
“A tomb now suffices him for whom the world was not enough.” —– Alexander the Great (submitted by Bob Lamb)
“Ashes to ashes. Dust to dust. Hate to leave you, but I think I must.” —- Ray Drew’s great-aunt (submitted by Ray Drew)
“I told you I was sick!” —– submitted by Nita Jean and Joey Cruz
“A dead-end sign is posted on the final road to recovery.” —-submitted by GP Morris
“Glory be to God for dappled things.” —– Gerard Manley Hopkins (submitted by Luanne Castle)”
Actually, the Tombstone Contest has been limited to the Top Five due to lack of submissions. It’s Year One so this contest may take a little time to get off the ground. Get it?
Now for all of you naysayers who say well, I had better quotes than those, I’m afraid we have to say Case Closed for this year. Save those gems for next year…just like we have to say in all games…there’s always next year.
Finally, there’s a quote that defies the categories and reflects the current political temperature of our state. It comes from my good friend Harriet Hancock:
“While I was putting on my ice skates to go skating in my backyard, I was listening to the news about Governor Haley calling for the removal of the Confederate flag when all of a sudden, a pig flew past my window.”
Thanks so much to everyone who participated – you’re the BEST!