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1. "Our best chance of contentment lies in taking up the wisdom offered to us in coded form through our coughs, allergies, social gaffes, and emotional betrayals, and avoid the ingratitude of those who blame the peas, the bores, the time, and the weather."
Author: Alain De Botton
2. "As an actress, I always felt like the people you met on set were interchangeable with the people you met on other sets - the grips, the gaffers, the actors, the directors - everybody steps into their role."
Author: Brooke Adams
3. "— Ma voi donne, possibile che siete sempre attratte dalle menomazioni ? Insomma, uno si fa un mazzo tanto così per sembrare promettente, affidabile, convinto delle cose che dice; studia, lavora, fa carriera, va in palestra, si veste alla moda, si rovina la vita insomma, e poi che cosa gli confidate quando decidete di dargliela? «Non mi piacciono gli uomini belli»; «La tua pancia mi dà sicurezza»; «Le tue gaffes sono adorabili»... E che palle. Almeno ditelo prima."
Author: Diego De Silva
4. "(knitting while on a motorcycle)"For several years she knitted in secret (my father would not approve; she was to concentrate on motorcycling and LEAN into the curves, etc), and used a small circular needle (socks and mittens) in order to keep the knitting in her pocket until they were under way; then she leaned back slightly so Gaffer couldn't feel the movement of her hands.On the interstate one day, they were slowly passing a semi and my father happened to see the truck driver laugh and point out my mother's knitting to his passenger. Whoops-"
Author: Elizabeth Zimmermann
5. "Dear me! We Tooks and Brandybucks, we can't live long on the heights.''No,' said Merry. 'I can't. Not yet, at any rate. But at least, Pippin, we can now see them, and honour them. It is best to love first what you are fitted to love, I suppose: you must start somewhere and have some roots, and the soil of the Shire is deep. Still there are things deeper and higher; and not a gaffer could tend his garden in what he calls peace but for them, whether he knows about them or not."
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
6. "It is best to love first what you are fitted to love, I suppose: you must start somewhere and have some roots, and the soil of the Shire is deep. Still there are things deeper and higher; and not a gaffer could tend his garden in what he calls peace but for them, whether he knows about them or not. I am glad that I know about them, a little."
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
7. "Elves and Dragons! Cabbages and potatoes are better for me and you. Don't go getting mixed up in the business of your betters, or you'll land in trouble too big for you.~Hamfast Gamgee (the Gaffer)"
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
8. "Sméagol won't grub for roots and carrotses and - taters. What's taters, precious, eh, what's taters?''Po-ta-toes,' said Sam. 'The Gaffer's delight, and rare good ballast for an empty belly. But you won't find any, so you needn't look. But be good Sméagol and fetch me some herbs, and I'll think better of you. What's more, if you turn over a new leaf, and keep it turned, I'll cook you some taters one of these days. I will: fried fish and chips served by S. Gamgee. You couldn't say no to that.' 'Yes, yes we could. Spoiling nice fish, scorching it. Give me fish now, and keep nassty chips!''Oh, you're hopeless,' said Sam. 'Go to sleep!"
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
9. "Spend hundreds of millions; talk endlessly about issues; present 12-point plans for education, the economy, and the environment. But in the end, the election of our next president can turn on a gaffe."
Author: Jack Germond
10. "Eisenhower and Patton, old friends and figures crucial to the Allies' upcoming success, conferred over yet another gaffe on Patton's part that could have cost him his command. Patton's head is on Ike's shoulder in gratitude, but the scene is rescued from being completely maudlin by Eisenhower's internal question as to whether Patton wears his ever-present helmet to bed."
Author: Jean Edward Smith
11. "A gaffe in Washington is someone telling the truth, and telling the truth has never hurt me."
Author: Joe Biden
12. "En Kjøtpudding hører Pensionaternes Verden til, den er en tung Prøvelse paa Fat. Den kunde høve til et uhumsk rituelt Maaltid. Man spiser den med Gaffel eller Øse, saa længe til det ikke er mulig at bli mere bedøvet. Vi Landsfolk vi tygget Kjøtet selv før vi fik Maskine til det, vi syntes ikke det skade oss nævneverdi."
Author: Knut Hamsun
13. "But Bachmann's efforts to strut her IQ were undermined by gaffes galore. In New Hampshire, she hailed the state for being "where the shot was heard round the world in Lexington and Concord." (That blast emanated from Massachusetts.) On June 27, the day of her official announcement in her hometown of Waterloo, Iowa, Bachmann proclaimed in a Fox News interview that "John Wayne was from Waterloo." (Wayne was in fact from Winterset, Iowa; serial killer John Wayne Gacy was from Waterloo.) From now on, her son Lucas razzed his mother, "you can't say George Washington was the first president unless we Google that shit first."
Author: Mark Halperin
14. "A gaffe is when a politician tells the truth."
Author: Michael Kinsley
15. "To think things out properly and fairly, a fellow's got to be calm and old and toothless: When you're an old gaffer with no teeth, it's easy to say: 'Damn it, boys, you mustn't bite!' But, when you've got all thirty-two teeth..."
Author: Nikos Kazantzakis
16. "Amal: It isn't sad. When they shut me in here first I felt the day was so long. Since the King's Post Office I like it more and more being indoors, and as I think I shall get a letter one day, I feel quite happy and then I don't mind being quiet and alone. I wonder if I shall make out what'll be in the King's letter?Gaffer: Even if you didn't wouldn't it be enough if it just bore your name?"
Author: Rabindranath Tagore
17. "The country was lumbering towards election day. Strike turned in early on Sunday and watched the day's gaffes, counterclaims and promises being tabulated on his portable TV. There was an air of joylessness in every news report he watched. The national debt was so huge that it was diffcult to comprehend. Cuts were coming, whoever won; deep, painful cuts; and sometimes, with their weasel words, the party leaders reminded Strike of the surgeons who had told him cautiously that he might experience a degree of discomfort; they who would never personally feel the pain that was about to be inflicted."
Author: Robert Galbraith
18. "She had destroyed whatever was between us by making a profound gaffe: She met me."
Author: Steve Martin
19. "I love writing but not crazy meticulous/prepared enough to be a director. I'd work as a gaffer on something."
Author: T. J. Miller

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