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"American business long ago gave up on demanding that prospective employees be honest and hardworking. It has even stopped hoping for employees who are educated enough that they can tell the difference between the men's room and the women's room without having little pictures on the doors." 4.5 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"As a child, I was more afraid of tetanus shots than, for example, Dracula." 4.5 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"In the old days, it was not called the Holiday Season; the Christians called it 'Christmas' and went to church; the Jews called it 'Hanukkah' and went to synagogue; the atheists went to parties and drank. People passing each other on the street would say 'Merry Christmas!' or 'Happy Hanukkah!' or (to the atheists) 'Look out for the wall!'" 4.5 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"It is a good idea to "shop around" before you settle on a doctor. Ask about the condition of his Mercedes. Ask about the competence of his mechanic. Don't be shy! After all, you're paying for it." 4.5 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Talking about golf is always boring. (Playing golf can be interesting, but not the part where you try to hit the little ball; only the part where you drive the cart.)" 4.5 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"The four building blocks of the universe are fire, water, gravel and vinyl." 4.5 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"The major parties could conduct live human sacrifices on their podiums during prime time, and I doubt that anybody would notice." 4.5 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"We'll try to cooperate fully with the IRS, because, as citizens, we feel a strong patriotic duty not to go to jail." 4.5 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Stuffwise we are not a lean operation. We're the kind of people who, if we were deciding what absolute minimum essential items we'd need to carry in our backpacks for the final, treacherous ascent to the summit of Mount Everest, would take along aquarium filters, just in case." 4.5 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far today, I have finished 2 bags of M&M's and a chocolate cake. I feel better already." 4.428571428571429 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"I assume you are on the Internet. If you are not, then pardon my French, but vous ętes un big loser. Today EVERYBODY is on the Internet, including the primitive Mud People of the Amazon rain forest. In the old days, when the Mud People needed food, they had to manually throw spears at wild boars; whereas today they simply get on the Internet, go to www.spear-a-boar.com and click their mouse a few times (the Mud People use actual mice). Within three business days, a large box is delivered to them by a UPS driver, whom they eat." 4.407407407407407 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Because of the level of my chess game, I was able - even against a weak opponent, such as my younger brothers or the dog - to get myself checkmated in under three minutes. I challenge any computer to do it faster." 4.4 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Experts tell us that if the Millennium Bug is not fixed, when the year 2000 arrives, our financial records will be inaccurate, our telephone system will be unreliable, our government will be paralyzed and airline flights will be canceled without warning. In other words, things will be pretty much the same as they are now." 4.4 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"I recently had my annual physical examination, which I get once every seven years, and when the nurse weighed me, I was shocked to discover how much stronger the Earth's gravitational pull has become since 1990." 4.4 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Snowboarding is an activity that is very popular with people who do not feel that regular skiing is lethal enough." 4.4 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Back in the old days, most families were close-knit. Grown children and their parents continued to live together, under the same roof, sometimes in the same small, crowded room, year in and year out, until they died, frequently by strangulation." 4.333333333333333 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
""Look closely at Central America, and try to imagine what would happen if this vital region were to fall into Communist hands. What would happen is a lot of Communists would be stung repeatedly by vivious tropical insects the size of mature hamsters." 4.333333333333333 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"The ACLU is always yakking about the Constitution, and most of us are getting mighty tired of it. I mean, if the Constitution is so great, how come it was amended so many times? Huh?" 4.333333333333333 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"I have not felt remotely cool for a long time, thanks largely to the relentless efforts of my teenage son, whose goal in life is to make me feel 3,500 years old. We'll be in the car, and he'll say, 'You wanna hear my new CD?' And I, flattered that he thinks his old man might like the same music he does, will say 'Sure!' So he increases the sound-system volume setting from '4' to 'Meteor Impact,' and he puts in a CD by a band with a name like 'Pustule,' and the next thing I know gigantic nuclear bass notes have blown out all the car windows and activated both the driver- and passenger-side air bags, and I'm writhing on the floor, screaming for mercy with jets of blood spurting three feet from my ears. My son then ejects the CD, smiling contentedly, knowing he as purchased a winner. On those extremely rare occasions when I like one of his CDs, I imagine he destroys it with a blowtorch." 4.333333333333333 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote
"Have you noticed that whatever sport you're trying to learn, some earnest person is always telling you to keep your knees bent?" 4.333333333333333 avg (0 votes) Rate this Quote


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