Now, I’ve put ‘Quotes’ as my subject for today, and that’s not quite what I mean. Yes, it’s good to have a quote, just in the back pocket, in case the opportunity comes along.

The one I tend to go with is from Denis Thatcher, although he might have been quoting Mark Twain or Abraham Lincoln, depending on your Google search. “It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.”

I wish I could remember that one after more than two pints. As it goes, after two pints, it’s a wonder I remember words.

Anyway, what I’m really referring to is entirely self-centred. Sorry.


Image from Family Guy, brilliant.

I have been quoted back to myself a couple of times, and it really is the finest thing there is.

A Mate at the Bar: ….and then what happened?
Me: She seemed quite happy. I think she smiled.
A Mate at the Bar: Was it ‘a smile crept up from the depths of her underwear’?
Me: Holy Hell.

Quote from ‘Sex, Death & Canapés’ © Petrina Binney, 2018. For it is I.

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Frankly, I live for the day someone quotes Jen’s failed confession from ‘Sex, Death & Venison’ in their wedding vows:

“I love your smile. I love your laugh. I love being here with you. Just standing in the kitchen. I love how lucky you make me feel just to be with you. I love going to sleep, and waking up, with you. I love the way the light plays on your face. I love this. I love us. I love the way you make me feel. I love everything you are, and everything I am when I’m with you. I have loved every inch of these last few weeks and I can’t imagine what my life would have been without them.”

Quote from ‘Sex, Death & Venison’ © Petrina Binney, 2019. Me again.

Gosh, but that’s pretty. It’d take some remembering, I accept, but it would be pretty.