"Science Fiction Quotations"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Oct 22 18:02:12 UTC 2005

I got my copy of SFQ a week ago and, as I feared, my personal favorite
didn't make the cut. It's by Eric Frank Russell from his pre-1954 (?)
ASF story, "And Then There Were None." IIRC, it went:

Q. What's a "sergeant"?

A. A "sergeant" is the one who tells the telling to the ones who do the doiing.

This grabbed my attention and tickled my funnybone, even though, at
that time, I'd had no experience of military life.

-Wilson Gray

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