More lesser known quotes about glitter

After the excitement of the last two posts on football and the Super Bowl (here and here), I thought I would turn my thoughts to something more important — far more important. While some may debate whether or not football is somehow inherently evil, there is one thing I think we can all agree is, indeed, evil: glitter.

Of course, I’m not alone in thinking this. Back in 2007 I listed some quotes from famous people about just how evil glitter is. It’s been almost five years, now, so perhaps its time for a few more quotes that, while not well known, make it clear that feelings about glitter have historically run high…

  • “The report of my dislike for glitter has not been exaggerated enough.” – Mark Twain
  • “Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws—usually involving glitter in some way.” – Plato
  • “All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing about glitter.” –  Hard to trace the source; possibly Edmund Burke
  • “The unexamined life is not worth living. And if there’s glitter around? Forget about it. Have you ever had a piece on your skin? It’s, like, impossible to get off. Really! I’m not kidding!” – Socrates
  • “…when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth unless, of course, it is covered in glitter. Nasty stuff that.” – Sherlock Holmes (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)
  • “All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope. For things wicked and contemptible a single word suffices for all of them: glitter.” – Winston Churchill
  • “Happiness lies in the joy of achievement, the thrill of creative effort, and keeping glitter out of your eyes. Seriously, you do not want that stuff in your eye.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

16 thoughts on “More lesser known quotes about glitter

  1. John Wheeler (Johanan Rakkav)

    “There are three kinds of lies: lies, lies covered in glitter, and statistics.” – attributed to Benjamin Disraeli

  2. John Wheeler (Johanan Rakkav)

    i should’ve said I found those other “historical” quotes, um, hysterical. 😀 Good job finding those.

  3. Mr. O’Byrne: Ha! Regrettably, it’s already been taken.

    Mr. Sena: I almost used a real time, online therapy counseling service, but the website wouldn’t work on Safari.

    Mr. Wheeler: I’ll have to remember that quote for the next installment in 2017!

    Mr. JDC: No surprise there, you logical type, you! Glitter-hating is, after all, elementary, my dear Watson.

  4. John Wheeler (Johanan Rakkav)

    Why 2017? If glitter is such an ongoing threat (and it most surely is one), then I’d think at least a yearly warning about it would be called for. Every six months would be better. 😉

  5. I clean this lady’s house, I have mopped and vaccumed and it is now Feburary. There is still gliter everywhere. It has even gotten into the finish on her table. Glitter is truly nasty stuff.
    Enjoyed it Mr.Wally Smith

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  7. Leona D

    “The problem with quotes on the internet is that you can’t always verify their authenticity.” — Abraham Lincoln

    Though I do not doubt the number of people who have constructed a belief system around their personal hatred of glitter, I think the assessment is most well summed up in a quote from a certain Kiwi we both know: “BOYS DON’T LIKE GLITTER.” This seems entirely in line with the smattering of all male quotations you’ve listed, leaving this issue as one that we definitely cannot “all” agree on, as you claim.

  8. I don’t know, Ms. Leona. I think that we can agree on them, but that some may choose not to agree for odd, unfathomable reasons. 🙂 And you’re right: There is a definite XY-chromosomal theme in my quotes so far. I’ll have to do some research and dig up some female quotes. Surely Eleanor Roosevelt had something to say about glitter…

  9. John Wheeler (Johanan Rakkav)

    A quick check on Google, so far, only reveals a quote attributed to Paris Hilton: “Some girls are just born with glitter in their veins.” Could we count that quote a slam against glitter despite itself, considering the source?

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