Inspirational Quites

Do you sometimes come across a quote and think ‘yes, that’s exactly right.’? These aren’t those…. These are more likely to make you think ‘well, quite’.

Those fluttery things at the ends of branches are called leaves because every year that’s what they do.

When in love and you come to a fork in the road, it is time to spoon.

Either bend your knees when lifting a heavy weight or you’ll back out of it.

Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result is the life of a sports’ fan

If you cook oats for breakfast, you get toast without the tea.

It never rains when you want it to.

If everyone gets too big for their boots, the answer is a load of cobblers.

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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47 Responses to Inspirational Quites

  1. Norah says:

    Quite, indeed. Except for the oats one. What am I missing?

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  2. davidprosser says:

    Head scratching time Geoff?

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  3. noelleg44 says:

    These made me chuckle – good for a gloomy day here. The sports fan one is so true, at least for me.

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  4. Pam Lazos says:


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  5. willowdot21 says:

    If everyone out grew their boots we’d never hear the last of it?

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  6. joylennick says:

    Very amusing Geoff! My husband loves doing crosswords and writing limericks, jokes, etc., (altered slightly…”King Henry the 8th was overheard telling Cardinal Wolsey to pull up his socks.”)

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  7. Quite. Enjoyed them all.

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  8. petespringerauthor says:

    As a long-suffering sports fan whose teams always seem to fall a bit short, I completely get this.

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  9. tootlepedal says:

    I am reminded of Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev who was very fond of gnomic utterances such as: trees may be very tall but boots don’t grow in the ground. (That one my not be authentic)

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  10. Roberta Eaton Cheadle says:

    “You can inspire some of the people all of the time, you can inspire all of the people some of the time, but you can’t inspire all of the people all of the time”.”

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  11. Chel Owens says:

    If at first you don’t succeed, parachuting isn’t for you.

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  12. V.M.Sang says:

    I love these, Geoff. Keeping this so I remember them! I can create lots of groans at Christmas.

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  13. Thanks for the giggles. I laughed out loud at the life of sports fans. Loved these.

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  14. Widdershins says:

    Hah! Brilliant, all. 😀

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