Erma Bombeck Quotes
Erma Louise Bombeck ( February 21, 1927 – April 22, 1996) 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. Erma Bombeck also published 15 books, most of which became bestsellers. From 1965 to 1996, Erma Bombeck wrote over 4,000 newspaper columns, using broad and sometimes eloquent humor, chronicling the ordinary life of a mid-western suburban housewife. By the 1970s, her columns were read twice-weekly by 30 million readers of the 900 newspapers in the U.S. and Canada.
- Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.
- Guilt: the gift that keeps on giving.
- When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me’.
- I have a theory about the human mind.
A brain is a lot like a computer. It will only take so many facts, and then it will go on overload and blow up.
- There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt.
- When your mother asks, ‘Do you want a piece of advice?’ it is a mere formality. It doesn’t matter if you answer yes or no. You’re going to get it anyway.
- Dreams have only one owner at a time. That’s why dreamers are lonely.
- If you can’t make it better, you can laugh at it.
- It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
- I am not a glutton – I am an explorer of food
- There’s nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child.
Dreams have only one owner at a time. That’s why dreamers are lonely.
There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt.
Books written by Erma Bombeck
The Books written by her :
- At Wit’s End, Doubleday, 1967.
- Just Wait Until You Have Children of Your Own, Doubleday, 1971. Written with Bil Keane.
- I Lost Everything in the Post-Natal Depression, Doubleday, 1974.
- The Grass is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank, McGraw-Hill, 1976.
- If Life is a Bowl of Cherries, What Am I Doing in the Pits?, McGraw-Hill, 1978.
- Aunt Erma’s Cope Book, McGraw-Hill, 1979.
- Motherhood: The Second Oldest Profession, 1983.
- Family — The Ties that Bind … and Gag!, 1987.
- I Want to Grow Hair, I Want to Grow Up, I Want to Go to Boise: Children Surviving Cancer, 1989. American Cancer Society’s Medal of Honor in 1990. (Profits from the publication of this book were donated to a group of health-related organizations.)
- When You Look Like Your Passport Photo, It’s Time to Go Home, 1991.
- A Marriage Made in Heaven … or Too Tired For an Affair, 1993
- All I Know About Animal Behavior I learned in Loehmann’s Dressing Room, ISBN 0060177888 Harper Collins 1995
- Forever, Erma: Best-Loved Writing From America’s Favorite Humorist, Andrew McMeel Publishing, 1996.
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