[Ads-l] Famous Quotations from Comic Strips

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Sun Mar 19 21:25:45 EDT 2017


*Captain Marvel: *
"SHAZAM!"
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Marvel_(DC_Comics)>


*Green Lantern: *
"In brightest day, in blackest night,
No evil shall escape my sight.
Let those who worship evil's might,
Beware my power, Green Lantern's light!!!"
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Lantern#Green_Lantern_Oath>


*Wimpy (in *Popeye*): *
"I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today."
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._Wellington_Wimpy>
(I know this line as "I will gladly...", which, I only just realized
consciously, has better, consistent scansion.)

Mark

PS: Fred, isn't that URL 3 or 4 times as long as it needs to be?


On Mar 19, 2017 5:50 PM, "Shapiro, Fred" wrote:

For the second edition of the Yale Book of Quotations, I would welcome
suggestions of famous quotes from comic strips.  These could be one-off
quotes or could be recurring catchphrases (like "leapin' lizards" from
Little Orphan Annie).  I believe I already have the more famous lines from
Peanuts and Pogo.

Fred Shapiro
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