Friday, 30 May 2008

Left-handed quotes

Here are a few quotes to do with left handedness. The first and last ones are my faves:

“The right half of the brain controls the left half of the body. This means that only left handed people are in their right mind.”
Anonymous

“Damned infernal gizmo. My kingdom for a left-handed can opener.”
Mr Burns, The Simpsons

“To be hated cordially, is only a left-handed compliment.”
Herman Melville

Reason is our soul’s left hand, Faith her right.”
John Donne

“The law of the road is a paradox quite
As you’re driving your carriage along;
If you go on the left, you are sure to be right,
If you go to the right you are wrong,”
Anonymous English rhyme, 19th century

“Let not the right side of your brain know what the left side doeth.”
George Bernard Shaw

“Light is the left hand of darkness and darkness the right hand of light.”
Ursula K Le Guin from The Left Hand of Darkness

“And the children of Benjamin were numbered at that time out of the cities twenty and six thousand men that drew sword. Among all this people there were 700 chosen men lefthanded; every one could sling stones at an hair breadth and not miss.”
Bible: Judges 20 v 15

“The left hand of a dead man dipped in a milk pail causes cream.”
Irish saying

“Left-handers are wired into the artistic half of the brain, which makes them imaginative, creative, surprising, ambiguous, exasperating, stubborn, emotional, witty, obsessive, infuriating, delightful, original, but never, never, dull.”
James T deKay and Sandy Huffaker from The World’s Greatest Left-Handers: Why Left-Handers are Just Plain Better than Everybody Else

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I loved this post! I am writing an article on left-handedness and I needed some quotes. Your post helped a lot! :D Thanks!

Carole Seawert said...

I'm glad you found some useful info. I'm always interested to read articles on left handedness, so would you be able to send me a link to it when you've written it? Carole

Anonymous said...

just another one for you I've heard before.

Everyone is born right handed, but only the strongest of people are able to over come it!

lola said...

Everyone is born left handed...you only turn right handed after you commit your first sin

Anonymous said...

thanks! this gave me a great ending to my speech!