Top Lame Duck Quotes

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Favorite Lame Duck Quotes

1. "For a member to say, 'I'm a lame duck' violates political science 101."
Author: Charles Rangel
2. "I was a lone duck in a swan-filled pond who criticized everyone."
Author: Chris Colfer
3. "Charlie Asher: Mrs. Ling, is that duck wearing trousers?Mrs. Ling: Could be . . . . You hear of paper-wrap chicken? This duck in pants."
Author: Christopher Moore
4. "I would never consent to a lame publicity stunt at a time when I already want to hide."
Author: Diablo Cody
5. "If the wedding was wanted at Melrose—and Buccleuch, as Hereditary Bailie of the Abbey lands, had fewer objections than usual to any idea not his own—then the congregation had to come armed, that was all. The Scotts and their allies, the twenty polite Frenchmen from Edinburgh, the Italian commander with the lame leg, had left their men at arms outside with their horses, the plumed helmets lashed to the saddlebows; and if there were a few vacant seats where a man from Hawick or Bedrule had ducked too late ten days before, no one mentioned it."
Author: Dorothy Dunnett
6. "Perry is on top of mountain.We have a duck and a sleeping bag.Kind Aabee is with his family.We're ready now, kings. We're ready.Let it begin.The Forgiver King is ready to come home."
Author: Edmond Manning
7. "They said her duck recipe and the Chinese music were so dramatic everything else sounded anemic."
Author: Frank McCourt
8. "Zarathustra, however, answered thus unto him who so spake: When one taketh his hump from the hunchback, then doth one take from him his spirit—so do the people teach. And when one giveth the blind man eyes, then doth he see too many bad things on the earth: so that he curseth him who healed him. He, however, who maketh the lame man run, inflicteth upon him the greatest in him — so do the people teach concerning cripples"
Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
9. "I'm the lamest lame duck there could be."
Author: George C. Wallace
10. "Being born in a duck yard does not matter, if only you are hatched from a swan's egg."
Author: Hans Christian Andersen
11. "Give him a good ducking, anyhow.-But he'd crawl back.Duck him again; and keep ducking him.-Suppose he should take it into his head to duck you, though—yes, and drown you—what then?"
Author: Herman Melville
12. "Only one pair was still battling, apparently unaware of the new arrival. Harry saw Sirius duck Bellatrix's jet of red light: he was laughing at her.'Come on, you can do better than that!' he yelled, his voice echoing around the cavernous room.The second jet of light hit him squarely in the chest.The laughter had not quite died from his face, but his eyes widened in shock."
Author: J.K. Rowling
13. "Dan moans behind me, reminding her of the problem. She straightens in fear at the sound of his voice, peers over my shoulder at the chunk of bloody beef that is Dan Sikorsky. She looks slowly from him to me. "What did you do?" I duck my head, embarrassed. "I sort of lost my temper."
Author: Jasinda Wilder
14. "In the first State of the Union of his second term, President Bush made clear to Americans tonight that he is not going to play the role of a lame duck President."
Author: Jim Sensenbrenner
15. "Profit is the sole criterion used by the establishment to evaluate economic activity. From the rat race to lame ducks. The vocabulary in vogue is a give-away. It's more reminiscent of a human menagerie than human society."
Author: Jimmy Reid
16. "It was a lame string, for sure, but it was the one I had left and every paper girl needs at least one string, right? (58)"
Author: John Green
17. "But what I liked the best was that, while the room giggled at her request, she didn't duck her head or blush or think to ask for something else. She wanted what she wanted.There was something charming about that."
Author: Kiera Cass
18. "If you should rear a duck in the heart of the Sahara, no doubt it would swim if you brought it to the Nile."
Author: Mark Twain
19. "More than a catbird hates a cat,Or a criminal hates a clue,Or the Axis hates the United States,That's how much I love you.I love you more than a duck can swim,And more than a grapefruit squirts,I love you more than a gin rummy is a bore,And more than a toothache hurts.As a shipwrecked sailor hates the sea,Or a juggler hates a shove,As a hostess detests unexpected guests,That's how much you I love.I love you more than a wasp can sting,And more than the subway jerks,I love you as much as a beggar needs a crutch,And more than a hangnail irks.I swear to you by the stars above,And below, if such there be,As the High Court loathes perjurious oathes,That's how you're loved by me."
Author: Ogden Nash
20. "- Qu'y-a-t-il au sommet de la montagne ?- Le ciel.- Que dit le loup quand il hurle ?- Joie, force et solitude.- A qui s'adresse-t-il ?- A la lune.- Où va la rivière ?- Remplir la mer.- A qui la nuit fait-elle peur ?- A ceux qui attendent le jour pour voir.- Es-tu vent ou nuage ?- Je suis moi.- Es-tu vent ou nuage ?- Vent.- Es-tu ombre ou lumière ?- Je suis moi.- Es-tu ombre ou lumière ?- Les deux.- Que devient une lame qui se brise ?- Une poussière d'étoile.- Que fais-tu devant une rivière que tu ne peux pas traverser ?- Je le traverse.- Que devient une étoile qui meurt ?- Un rêve qui vit.- Offre moi un mot.- Silence.- Un autre.- Harmonie.- Un dernier.- Fluidité.- L'ours et le chien se disputent un territoire, qui a raison ?- Le chat qui les observe.- Marie tes trois mots.- Marchombre."
Author: Pierre Bottero
21. "That's all she cared about—protecting her brother, who was probably some fop with a lame sword hand and a fear of pistols!"
Author: Sabrina Jeffries
22. "We've turned off all the lightsin the living roomto make hand shadows.We've got thisbig flashlightaimed at the wall.I make the silhouette of my handinto a duck.Robin makes his into a rabbit.Now my duck kisses his rabbitAnd-POOF!- it turns intoa turkey.And for some reasonthis strikes usas hysterically funny.But you probably had to be there."
Author: Sonya Sones
23. "Sick of lame ducks, use Cosmic Ordering and your ducks will lay golden eggs."
Author: Stephen Richards
24. "She's really gone, then. The little girl with the back of her shirt sticking out like a duck tail,"
Author: Suzanne Collins
25. "Did you make the crawl of shame?"I open one eye and smirk, "What?"She pulls back the covers and plucks my t-shirt, "What is this?"I swallow and stretch and moan a little, "My…" I clear my throat, "Uhm...t-shirt."I make duck lips and watch her. She arches her eyebrow and shakes her head, pointing at my shirt and waggling her finger. "Nuh uh. No. I know all your dirty skeezy little orphan clothes and this shit isn't yours." She bats her eyelashes blankly, "Spill bitch."
Author: Tara Brown
26. "Arnold started to investigate the charitable donations as they maneuvered his trolley through the slush and drifts. "Tastes…sort of familiar," he said. "Familiar like what?" "Like mud and old boots." "Garn! That's posh grub, that is." "Yeah, yeah…" Arnold chewed for a while. "You don't think we've become posh all of a sudden?" "Dunno. You posh, Ron?" "Buggrit." "Yep. Sounds posh to me." The snow began to settle gently on the River Ankh. "Still…Happy New Year, Arnold." "Happy New Year, Duck Man. And your duck." "What duck?""Happy New Year, Henry." "Happy New Year, Ron." "Buggrem!" "And god bless us, every one," said Arnold Sideways. The curtain of snow hid them from view. "Which god?" "Dunno. What've you got?"
Author: Terry Pratchett
27. "Impressing a bunch of snooty teenagers is a pretty lame life goal to have."
Author: Vera Brosgol
28. "The moments that define lives aren't always obvious. They don't scream LEDGE, and nine times out of ten there's no rope to duck under, no line to cross, no blood pact, no official letter on fancy paper. They aren't always protracted, heavy with meaning. Between one sip and the next, Victor made the biggest mistake of his life, and it was made of nothing more than one line. Three small words. "I'll go first."
Author: Victoria Schwab

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