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Quotes / Emo Phillips

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Friday afternoon, I'm walking home from school and I'm watching some men build a new house. And the guy hammering on the roof calls me a paranoid little weirdo. In Morse code.

When I went off to college, my father said, "I'm going to miss you." I said, "Sure you will, now that I filed the sights off your rifle."

I go from stool to stool in singles bars hoping to get lucky, but there's never any gum under any of them.

I love to go down to the schoolyard and watch all the little children jump up and down and run around yelling and screaming.... They don't know I'm only using blanks.

At my lemonade stand I used to give the first glass away free and charge five dollars for the second glass. The refill contained the antidote.

You know, a lot of girls go out with me just to further their careers... damn anthropologists.

New York's such a wonderful city, but at the library the guy was very rude. I said I'd like a card. He said, 'You have to prove you're a citizen of New York.' So I stabbed him.

I discovered my wife in bed with another man, and I was crushed. So I said, "Get off me, you two!"

And always remember the last words of my grandfather, who said, "A truck!"

Capital punishment turns the state into a murderer. But imprisonment turns the state into a gay dungeon-master.

My schoolmates would make love to anything that moved, but I never saw any reason to limit myself.

The way I understand it, the Russians are sort of a combination of evil and incompetence... sort of like the Post Office with tanks.

A Mormon told me that they don't drink coffee. I said, "A cup of coffee every day gives you wonderful benefits." He said, "Like what?" I said, "Well, it keeps you from being Mormon ..."

My sister is dating a German man, and we went to a bagel shop, and he said "Oh, Emo, I can't get a good bagel like this back home in Germany", and I said "Well, whose fault is that?"

I bought my girlfriend a ring. She said, "I don't like this ring." I said, "Well, you picked it out. It's not my fault you couldn't operate the little crane better."


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