The Blame Game

Sunday, February 27, 2011 – The Blame Game

Blame someone else and get on with your life. ~ Alan Woods

Any party which takes credit for the rain must not be surprised if its opponents blame it for the drought. ~ Dwight Morrow

Better reality than a dream: if something is real, then it’s real and you’re not to blame. ~ Umberto Eco

Blame is for God and small children. ~ Dustin Hoffman

Blame is just a lazy person’s way of making sense of chaos. ~ Doug Coupland

Children usually do not blame themselves for getting lost. ~ Anna Freud

I blame my mother for my poor sex life. All she told me was “the man goes on top and the woman underneath.” For three years my husband and I slept in bunk beds. ~ Joan Rivers

I call the discourse of power any discourse that engenders blame, hence guilt, in its recipient. ~ Roland Barthes

I envy people who drink – at least they know what to blame everything on. ~ Oscar Levant

I’m not sure if you can blame everything on the American way of life, but the United States are big. So, if you have a lot of people there, the percentage of stupid people is bound to be higher. ~ Stephen Malkmus

If people don’t like Marxism, they should blame the British Museum. ~ Mikhail Gorbachev

In passing, also, I would like to say that the first time Adam had a chance he laid the blame on a woman. ~ Nancy Astor

In praise there is more obtrusiveness than in blame. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Praise out of season, or tactlessly bestowed, can freeze the heart as much as blame. ~ Pearl S. Buck

In short, Luck’s always to blame. ~ Jean De La Fontaine

It is criminal to steal a purse, daring to steal a fortune, a mark of greatness to steal a crown. The blame diminishes as the guilt increases. ~ Friedrich Schiller

Ninety percent of politics is deciding whom to blame. ~ Meg Greenfield

No blame should attach to telling the truth. But it does, it does. ~ Anita Brookner

The man who can smile when things go wrong has thought of someone else he can blame it on. ~ Robert Bloch

The reason people blame things on previous generations is that there’s only one other choice. ~ Doug Larson

The search for someone to blame is always successful. ~ Robert Half

There is a luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves we feel no one else has a right to blame us. ~ Oscar Wilde

There’s man all over for you, blaming on his boots the fault of his feet. ~ Samuel Beckett

Responsibility: A detachable burden easily shifted to the shoulders of God, Fate, Fortune, Luck or one’s neighbor. In the days of astrology it was customary to unload it upon a star. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary, 1911

Most of us can read the writing on the wall; we just assume it’s addressed to someone else. ~ Ivern Ball

If you ever have to steal money from your kid, and later on he discovers it’s gone, I think a good thing to do is to blame it on Santa Claus. ~ Jack Handy

A man would do nothing if he waited until he could do it so well that no one could find fault. ~ John Henry Newman

A man’s mother is his misfortune, but his wife is his fault. ~ Walter Bagehot

Isn’t it true that the fault of birth rests somewhat on the child? I believe it’s we who led our parents on to bear us, and it’s our unborn children who make our flesh itch. ~ T. E. Lawrence

It has been the great fault of our politicians that they have all wanted to do something. ~ Anthony Trollope

It is almost always a fault of one who loves not to realize when he ceases to be loved. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Only nature knows how to justly proportion to the fault the punishment it deserves. ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley

People who think they’re generous to a fault usually think that’s their only fault. ~ Sydney J. Harris

Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Telling lies is a fault in a boy, an art in a lover, an accomplishment in a bachelor, and second-nature in a married man. ~ Helen Rowland

The nice thing about being a celebrity is that, if you bore people, they think it’s their fault. ~ Henry A. Kissinger

The only cure for vanity is laughter, and the only fault that is laughable is vanity. ~ Henri Bergson

This is a do-it-yourself test for paranoia: you know you’ve got it when you can’t think of anything that’s your fault. ~ Robert M. Hutchins

What I do now is all my dad’s fault, because he bought me a guitar as a boy, for no apparent reason. ~ Rod Stewart

I never blame myself when I’m not hitting. I just blame the bat, and if it keeps up, I change bats. After all, if I know it isn’t my fault that I’m not hitting, how can I get mad at myself? ~ Yogi Berra

A man can become so accustomed to the thought of his own faults that he will begin to cherish them as charming little “personal characteristics.” ~ Helen Rowland

I’m just trying to make a smudge on the collective unconscious. ~ David Letterman

Never try to tell everything you know. It may take too short a time. ~ Norman Ford

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