Stamp

By | August 16, 2008

 

The President of today is just the postage stamp of tomorrow. ~ Gracie Allen

The most interesting thing about a postage stamp is the persistence with which it sticks to its job. ~ Napoleon Hill (American speaker, author, “Think And Grow Rich”)

The fact that stamp collecting has long been the most popular hobby in the world, with over 16 million enthusiasts in the United States alone, is a good indication of how much fascination and appeal these colorful little pieces of gummed paper exert. ~ Robert Obojski

Preserving tradition has become a nice hobby, like stamp collecting. ~ Mason Cooley

Much of the fun of stamp collecting is knowing from what countries stamps come, when they were printed, and what events they commemorate. ~ Daniel Fox

It would be hard to conceive of any activity more useless than stamp collecting. ~ Dave Barry

In their stamp collecting, boys … played within the discourse of commerce and nationalism and learned its language, learning to put the rest of the world literally under their thumbs. ~ Leah Dilworth

I like to collect experiences the way other people like to collect coins and stamps. ~ Michael McGuire

I have received no more than one or two letters in my life that were worth the postage. ~ Henry David Thoreau

I am really enjoying the new Martin Luther King Jr stamp – just think about all those white bigots, licking the backside of a black man. ~ Dick Gregory

Designs in connection with postage stamps and coinage may be described, I think, as the silent ambassadors on national taste. ~ William Butler Yeats

Collecting, especially of the classifying sort epitomized by stamp collecting, offered a means to seem to gain control of the world and of the past. ~ Russell W. Belk

After all the trouble you go to, you get about as much actual “food” out of eating an artichoke as you would from licking 30 or 40 postage stamps.  ~ Miss Piggy

We cannot put the face of a person on a stamp unless said person is deceased. My suggestion, therefore, is that you drop dead. ~ J. Edward Day

There ain’t any news in being good. You might write the doings of all the convents of the world on the back of a postage stamp, and have room to spare. ~ Finley Peter Dunne

My son, observe the postage stamp! Its usefulness depends upon its ability to stick to one thing until it gets there. ~ Henry Wheeler Shaw (American humorist)
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