Quotations About / On: CANDY

  • 1.
    President Obama - I dub thee, 'Candy Man', because we the children love the candy given from your hand
    (written 8 February 2015, vacationing in Thailand. My Thai wife and I are celebrating our 39th wedding anniversary here.)
  • 2.
    'Understanding of social hierarchies: +1,000,000 if you eat buddha-ear candy.'
    (- -Nathan Coppedge, November 2016)
  • 3.
    life is a candy, taste it
    (the memories of the sadness and happines)
  • 4.
    Really I don't like human nature unless all candied over with art.
    (Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), British novelist. The Diary of Virginia Woolf, vol. 3, entry for May 13, 1926, ed. Anne O. Bell (1980).)
  • 5.
    You should lay off those candy bars.... You're a mess, honey.
    (Orson Welles (1915-1985), U.S. filmmaker, actor, producer, and Based On The Novel Ba. Tanya (Marlene Dietrich), Touch of Evil, to police captain Hank Quinlan (Orson Welles) (1958).)
  • 6.
    'Actually, America currently lives in a Golden Age by historical standards. People can buy candy bars for less than people used to pay for pieces of rags. The trouble, if there is one, is the habits and baggage of prior history, the particular dilemmas such as natural disasters that strike at various times periodically, and the inability to know our own strategy in the context of prior strategies, and the ones that follow. By this point however, as arrogant and blind as Americans supposedly are, there should be reason enough to know something about how to continue history. Consider that this is the form of how not to despair. Maybe the dark side is that I'm underpaid. Maybe that brightens your day, whether you are thinking that poor people have no potential, or that money is not well spent—it turns out, neither of those theories is true.'
    (- -Nathan Coppedge, February 2018)
  • 7.
    No imported candy or flowers grown in the richest soil fertilized with manure from a gold cow could ever compare to a sincere apology.
    -Phyllis Strong
    (Valentine's Day)
  • 8.
    Why, what a candy deal of courtesy
    This fawning greyhound then did proffer me!
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Hotspur, in Henry IV, Part 1, act 1, sc. 3, l. 251-2. Henry IV once needed the help of Hotspur to regain his rights; "candy deal" means sugary quantity.)
  • 9.
    Everyday with you is like having my favorite piece of candy.
    There is no amount of stress when you're around.
    There isn't a flavor of you I don't like.
    How can I not smile, shoveling a handful of you in my mouth
    (Kewayne Wadley)
  • 10.
    I, Twitter, stutteringly remember

    in cyber chases, late night,

    sitting at computer scrabbling

    after old grievances such are

    lovers, cheaters, jilts, and those

    rare 'got-lucky' graces, unexpected

    shudders and shoulders where I broke

    open, finally laid, laid waste for future flatterers

    and failures of heart.

    Sniffing my fingers for remnant tents,

    I recall, sickened, the candy at every fair,

    hand fulls gorged, glutted, belly sore and

    wanting more, drowned in the push-shove

    of fevered bodies intent on the fast rides

    where one loses stomach for the ordinary.

    Dizzy, I grab my ankles, confess instead,

    I've puked my guts from excess, spun sugar

    and cartwheels, mechanical distractions

    ghosting up Stillborn nights holding their

    breath well past bedtime.

    At a window counting railroad cars

    a boy thief is stealing circus hours.
    (from 'I, Twitter, Stutteringly Remember In Cyber Chases')
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