"If your mother says she loves you...."

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Jan 21 15:34:32 UTC 2007

On Sun, 21 Jan 2007, Jonathan Lighter wrote:

> Clarence Page of the _Chicago Tribune_ on CNN's _Reliable Sources_ just now:
>  "I've got that Chicago skepticism: 'If your mother says she loves you,
> check it out.'"

A more elegant version appears in that boundless fount of wit and wisdom,
The Yale Book of Quotations:

Nobody loves me but my mother --
And she could be jivin', too.
        B. B. King, "Nobody Loves Me But My Mother" (1970)

Fred Shapiro

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