Sunday, 5 June 2011

Thought for the Day

The only reason for being a professional writer is that you just can't help it.
~Leo Rosten

1 comment:

  1. I love this one from his book he Joys of Yiddish (1968) just wished to share it....

    "What's green, hangs on a wall and whistles?"

    The answer: "A Herring" — because you can paint it green, nail it to the wall — and the whistling part is added just to make the riddle hard."

    Rosten did not claim to be the author of this riddle, but he popularized it.