Selected Quotes of Theron Marcus Vining

"I hate bigots and Baptists "
   --Theron Marcus Vining

"It‘s pronounced “NEUmonia“. The “p“ is silent, like the “p“ in “pswimming“ "
   --Theron Marcus Vining

"There‘s no future in Computer Science. Computers will be programming themselves soon. "
   --Theron Marcus Vining

"The Beatles won‘t last. "
   --Theron Marcus Vining

"How much fun does a priest have? Nun. "
   --Theron Marcus Vining

"That‘s a kind of logic. Specious, but still a kind of logic. "
   --Theron Marcus Vining

"You know you're getting old when you can't recall if it happened 20 years ago or 30. "
   --Theron Marcus Vining

"Q. "Why did you wait so long to finally have children?" A. "Rita finally took seriously something I was poking at her in fun" "
   --Theron Marcus Vining, on having children

"It's like hitting yourself with a hammer because it feels so good when you stop. "
   --Theron Marcus Vining

"Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it. "
   --Theron Marcus Vining, Often, and probably mistakenly, attributed to Twain. But I know my dad said it.

"There's only one thing worse than growing older. Not growing older. "
   --Theron Marcus Vining

"You pays your monies, you takes your chances "
   --Theron Marcus Vining, Not original with TMV, but he used it well

"Horses sweat. Men perspire. Women glow.
Lol, when I said something about a sweaty summer day.  I was glowing thru my t-shirt. "
   --Theron Marcus Vining, Said to his daughter one sweaty summer day when she was "glowing" through her t-shirt 

"Jesus H Christ "
   --Theron Marcus Vining, Dad had just the one go-to curse, and when he used it you knew he was serious and gave him a wide berth

"After dinner, Rita turned to Theron and said: you missed your chance. Theron: Chance to what (of course he replied). Rita: Chance to avoid growing old. The  only way to avoid growing old is to die young, and you missed your chance on that one. "
   --Theron Marcus Vining, circa Theron's 65th birthday, 1979 in Gainesville, FL

"It's in the script "
   --Theron Marcus Vining, His response while watching something on TV, when a character does something foolish and his daughter asks aloud "why would anyone do that?"

"Don’t take moderation too far, moderation should not be taken to extremes.” "
   --Theron Marcus Vining

"The Irish have no culture. "
   --Theron Marcus Vining, Despite tbe fact he married an Irish woman, and we now know his biological father was Irish. 

"He who walks in the middle of the road gets run over by both sides "
   --Theron Marcus Vining, Faux Chinese Proverb

"Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you enjoy the play? "
   --Theron Marcus Vining

"The Puritan ethic is the constant fear that someone, somewhere, is having a good time. "
   --Theron Marcus Vining