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Quotes of the Day for 21 February 2001 – Erma Louise Bombeck

Erma Bombeck was born on this day in 1927 at Dayton, Ohio. After college she wrote for the local paper, the Journal-Herald, then giving up writing for motherhood. She returned in 1963 because, "I was too old for a paper route, too young for social security, and too tired for an affair." She delighted millions of readers of her books and columns until her death on 22 April 1996.

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The quotes:

I've been on a constant diet for the last two decades. I've lost a total of 789 pounds. By all accounts, I should be hanging from a charm bracelet.
     - Erma Bombeck

It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
     - Erma Bombeck

The only reason I would take up jogging is so that I could hear heavy breathing again.
     - Erma Bombeck

I am not a glutton - I am an explorer of food.
     - Erma Louise Bombeck

It is fast approaching the point where I don't want to elect anyone stupid enough to want the job.
     - Erma Louise Bombeck

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