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It is a scientific fact that your body will not absorb cholesterol if you take it from another person's plate.

It is a scientific fact that your body will not absorb cholesterol if you take it from another person's plate.

If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be 'meetings.' ---->>>

The Internet is the most important single development in the history of human communication since the invention of call waiting.

The Internet is the most important single development in the history of human communication since the invention of call waiting.

The four building blocks of the universe are fire, water, gravel and vinyl.

The four building blocks of the universe are fire, water, gravel and vinyl.

Magnetism, as you recall from physics class, is a powerful force that causes certain items to be attracted to refrigerators. ---->>>

Not all chemicals are bad. Without chemicals such as hydrogen and oxygen, for example, there would be no way to make water, a vital ingredient in beer. ---->>>

The Internet: transforming society and shaping the future through chat.

The Internet: transforming society and shaping the future through chat.

Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance. ---->>>

Camping is nature's way of promoting the motel business.

Camping is nature's way of promoting the motel business.

Auto racing is boring except when a car is going at least 172 miles per hour upside down.

Auto racing is boring except when a car is going at least 172 miles per hour upside down.

It always rains on tents. Rainstorms will travel thousands of miles, against prevailing winds for the opportunity to rain on a tent.

It always rains on tents. Rainstorms will travel thousands of miles, against prevailing winds for the opportunity to rain on a tent.

My problem with chess was that all my pieces wanted to end the game as soon as possible. ---->>>

It is a well-documented fact that guys will not ask for directions. This is a biological thing. This is why it takes several million sperm cells... to locate a female egg, despite the fact that the egg is, relative to them, the size of Wisconsin. ---->>>

Scientists now believe that the primary biological function of breasts is to make males stupid. ---->>>

You can only be young once. But you can always be immature. ---->>>

Skiing combines outdoor fun with knocking down trees with your face.

Skiing combines outdoor fun with knocking down trees with your face.

Hobbies of any kind are boring except to people who have the same hobby. This is also true of religion, although you will not find me saying so in print.

Hobbies of any kind are boring except to people who have the same hobby. This is also true of religion, although you will not find me saying so in print.

Bill Gates is a very rich man today... and do you want to know why? The answer is one word: versions.

Bill Gates is a very rich man today... and do you want to know why? The answer is one word: versions.

To an adolescent, there is nothing in the world more embarrassing than a parent.

To an adolescent, there is nothing in the world more embarrassing than a parent.

Sharks are as tough as those football fans who take their shirts off during games in Chicago in January, only more intelligent. ---->>>

Snowboarding is an activity that is very popular with people who do not feel that regular skiing is lethal enough. ---->>>

For me, the worst part of playing golf, by far, has always been hitting the ball. ---->>>

The ultimate camping trip was the Lewis and Clark expedition. ---->>>

We idolized the Beatles, except for those of us who idolized the Rolling Stones, who in those days still had many of their original teeth. ---->>>

And so by the fifteenth century, on October 8, the Europeans were looking for a new place to try to get to, and they came up with a new concept: the West. ---->>>

Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice.

Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice.

Never under any circumstances take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night. ---->>>

We'll try to cooperate fully with the IRS, because, as citizens, we feel a strong patriotic duty not to go to jail.

We'll try to cooperate fully with the IRS, because, as citizens, we feel a strong patriotic duty not to go to jail.

Thus the metric system did not really catch on in the States, unless you count the increasing popularity of the nine-millimeter bullet. ---->>>

The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion or ethnic background, is that we all believe we are above-average drivers.

The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion or ethnic background, is that we all believe we are above-average drivers.

I want a pit crew... I hate the procedure I currently have to go through when I have car problems. ---->>>

Eugene is located in western Oregon, approximately 278 billion miles from anything. ---->>>

The real threat to whales is whaling, which has endangered many whale species. ---->>>

Guys are simple... women are not simple and they always assume that men must be just as complicated as they are, only way more mysterious. The whole point is guys are not thinking much. They are just what they appear to be. Tragically. ---->>>

Never assume that the guy understands that you and he have a relationship.

Never assume that the guy understands that you and he have a relationship.

People who want to share their religious views with you almost never want you to share yours with them. ---->>>

Gravity is a contributing factor in nearly 73 percent of all accidents involving falling objects. ---->>>

The simple truth is that balding African-American men look cool when they shave their heads, whereas balding white men look like giant thumbs.

The simple truth is that balding African-American men look cool when they shave their heads, whereas balding white men look like giant thumbs.

The problem with winter sports is that - follow me closely here - they generally take place in winter.

The problem with winter sports is that - follow me closely here - they generally take place in winter.

Life is anything that dies when you stomp on it. ---->>>

Eating rice cakes is like chewing on a foam coffee cup, only less filling.

Eating rice cakes is like chewing on a foam coffee cup, only less filling.

I believe that we parents must encourage our children to become educated, so they can get into a good college that we cannot afford. ---->>>

Although golf was originally restricted to wealthy, overweight Protestants, today it's open to anybody who owns hideous clothing. ---->>>

Dogs feel very strongly that they should always go with you in the car, in case the need should arise for them to bark violently at nothing right in your ear.

Dogs feel very strongly that they should always go with you in the car, in case the need should arise for them to bark violently at nothing right in your ear.

The problem with writing about religion is that you run the risk of offending sincerely religious people, and then they come after you with machetes.

The problem with writing about religion is that you run the risk of offending sincerely religious people, and then they come after you with machetes.

If God had wanted us to be concerned for the plight of the toads, he would have made them cute and furry. ---->>>

The leading cause of death among fashion models is falling through street grates. ---->>>

What I look forward to is continued immaturity followed by death. ---->>>

The Democrats seem to be basically nicer people, but they have demonstrated time and again that they have the management skills of celery. ---->>>

'Escargot' is French for 'fat crawling bag of phlegm'. ---->>>

The word user is the word used by the computer professional when they mean idiot. ---->>>

Fishing is boring, unless you catch an actual fish, and then it is disgusting. ---->>>

Geographically, Ireland is a medium-sized rural island that is slowly but steadily being consumed by sheep.

Geographically, Ireland is a medium-sized rural island that is slowly but steadily being consumed by sheep.

Your modern teenager is not about to listen to advice from an old person, defined as a person who remembers when there was no Velcro.

Your modern teenager is not about to listen to advice from an old person, defined as a person who remembers when there was no Velcro.

The Sixties are now considered a historical period, just like the Roman Empire. ---->>>

The world is full of strange phenomena that cannot be explained by the laws of logic or science. Dennis Rodman is only one example. ---->>>

We believe that electricity exists, because the electric company keeps sending us bills for it, but we cannot figure out how it travels inside wires. ---->>>

I would not know how I am supposed to feel about many stories if not for the fact that the TV news personalities make sad faces for sad stories and happy faces for happy stories.

I would not know how I am supposed to feel about many stories if not for the fact that the TV news personalities make sad faces for sad stories and happy faces for happy stories.

The nuclear generator of brain sludge is television. ---->>>

We operate under a jury system in this country, and as much as we complain about it, we have to admit that we know of no better system, except possibly flipping a coin. ---->>>

I am not the only person who uses his computer mainly for the purpose of diddling with his computer.

I am not the only person who uses his computer mainly for the purpose of diddling with his computer.

The only kind of seafood I trust is the fish stick, a totally featureless fish that doesn't have eyeballs or fins.

The only kind of seafood I trust is the fish stick, a totally featureless fish that doesn't have eyeballs or fins.

Have you noticed that whatever sport you're trying to learn, some earnest person is always telling you to keep your knees bent? ---->>>

We journalists make it a point to know very little about an extremely wide variety of topics; this is how we stay objective. ---->>>

Newspaper readership is declining like crazy. In fact, there's a good chance that nobody is reading my column.

Newspaper readership is declining like crazy. In fact, there's a good chance that nobody is reading my column.

The information encoded in your DNA determines your unique biological characteristics, such as sex, eye color, age and Social Security number.

The information encoded in your DNA determines your unique biological characteristics, such as sex, eye color, age and Social Security number.

As a child, I was more afraid of tetanus shots than, for example, Dracula.

As a child, I was more afraid of tetanus shots than, for example, Dracula.

The major parties could conduct live human sacrifices on their podiums during prime time, and I doubt that anybody would notice. ---->>>

Violence and smut are of course everywhere on the airwaves. You cannot turn on your television without seeing them, although sometimes you have to hunt around. ---->>>

If you were to open up a baby's head - and I am not for a moment suggesting that you should - you would find nothing but an enormous drool gland. ---->>>

American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. ---->>>

I have been a gigantic Rolling Stones fan since approximately the Spanish-American War. ---->>>

I realize that I'm generalizing here, but as is often the case when I generalize, I don't care. ---->>>

What may seem depressing or even tragic to one person may seem like an absolute scream to another person, especially if he has had between four and seven beers. ---->>>

Don't you wish you had a job like mine? All you have to do is think up a certain number of words! Plus, you can repeat words! And they don't even have to be true! ---->>>

In 1765, Parliament passed the Stamp Act, which, as any American high school student can tell you, was an act that apparently had something to do with stamps. ---->>>

Big business never pays a nickel in taxes, according to Ralph Nader, who represents a big consumer organization that never pays a nickel in taxes. ---->>>

To better understand why you need a personal computer, let's take a look at the pathetic mess you call your life. ---->>>

If you have a big enough dictionary, just about everything is a word. ---->>>

It was Public Art, defined as art that is purchased by experts who are not spending their own personal money. ---->>>

Skiers view snowboarders as a menace; snowboarders view skiers as Elmer Fudd. ---->>>

There is a breed of fashion models who weigh no more than an abridged dictionary. ---->>>

In fact, when you get right down to it, almost every explanation Man came up with for anything until about 1926 was stupid. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 07-03, 1947
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David McAlister Barry (born July 3, 1947) is a Pulitzer Prize winning American author and columnist, who wrote a nationally syndicated humor column for the Miami Herald from 1983 to 2005. He has also written numerous books of humor and parody, as well as comedic novels.(wikipedia)