30 Lewis Grizzard Quotes About Life, Food, And Football

A lot of the best Lewis Grizzard quotes about life can be found here

Lewis Grizzard was a popular stand-up comedian, columnist and writer.

Young Lewis Grizzard started his career as a newspaper sportswriter, reaching the Sports Editor position in the 'Atlanta Journal'. He was known for his humorous columns in the newspaper.

As Lewis Grizzard's career developed, he became an actor, comedian and award winning journalist. His work was sometimes controversial, but always bold and challenging. Today an array of his professional memorabilia, such as his typewriter, is displayed in the Lewis Grizzard Museum, honoring him in Georgia.

In this article, we have gathered many Lewis Grizzard quotes. If you are looking for more inspirational quotes, you may want to check out these Lenny Bruce quotes and Larry David quotes too.

Lewis Grizzard Southern Food Quotes

Lewis Grizzard loved Southern food. He famously loved The Varsity in Atlanta, a restaurant renowned for fast food, chili dogs and fries. You will find his most famous quotes about food here, do you recognize any of these?

Get the best Lewis Grizzard quotes about the South here.

1."It's difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato. "

– Lewis Grizzard.

2."There is something wrong when you wait in line thirty minutes to get a hamburger that was cooked for ninety seconds an hour ago."

– Lewis Grizzard.

3."If soccer was an American soft drink, it would be Diet Pepsi".

– Lewis Grizzard.

4." I learned the first rule about barbeque... you don't put coleslaw in it. I think that's in Deuteronomy somewhere."

– Lewis Grizzard.

5." Cookie pieces contain no calories. The process of breaking the cookie causes calorie leakage."

– Lewis Grizzard.

6."I am not about to say that what I put in my body has nothing whatsoever to do with my health, but I suddenly am surrounded by a world of health experts, and it gets tiresome."

– Lewis Grizzard.

7."Chilli dawgs always bark at night."

– Lewis Grizzard, 'Chilli Dawgs Always Bark At Night'.

8."I am convinced ginger ale can heal the sick and raise the dead."

– Lewis Grizzard.

Famous Lewis Grizzard Quotes On Life

Lewis Grizzard was a controversial figure, but he was able to offer a lot of interesting quotes about his approach to life. Discover them here.

9."Life is like a dogsled team. If you ain't the lead dog, the scenery never changes."

–Lewis Grizzard.

10."I grew up in a very large family in a very small house. I never slept alone until after I was married."

– Lewis Grizzard.

11."Things are more complex today, and I think humor has changed a great deal. People are more sensitive today."

– Lewis Grizzard.

12."I finally figured it out, I finally figured out how to find some peace and happiness. I sure would hate for the man upstairs to take me now."

– Lewis Grizzard.

13." I know lots of people that are educated far beyond their intelligence."

– Lewis Grizzard.

Lewis Grizzard Quotes On Spring

Other than food and football, Lewis Grizzard offered many quotes about springtime. You might love to check them out here.

14."Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn."

-Lewis Grizzard.  

15."Real estate agents are God's plague on mankind when locusts are out of season."

– Lewis Grizzard.

The Best Lewis Grizzard Football Quotes

Lewis Grizzard has provided many quotes all about football and his strong opinions on it. Get the best of his football quotes here.

16."The game of life is a lot like football. You have to tackle your problems, block your fears, and score your points when you get the opportunity."

– Lewis Grizzard.

17."I stopped being interested in pro football when I looked around and Johnny Unitas with his high top black shoes was gone."

– Lewis Grizzard.

18."I gave it up when Dandy Don left Monday Night Football when television replays were allowed to contradict the decisions of referees..."

– Lewis Grizzard.

19."I began a personal boycott of the Falcons and pro football in the late '70s."

– Lewis Grizzard.

The Best Quotes Of Lewis Grizzard

Find the best Lewis Grizzard quotes here to discover more about the famous comedian and writer.

20."The public, more often than not, will forgive mistakes, but it will not forgive trying to wiggle out of one."

– Lewis Grizzard.

21.“Let's all start walking more and driving less."

— Lewis Grizzard.

22.“Money doesn't grow on trees, and if it did, someone else would own the orchard."

— Lewis Grizzard.

23."I gave 738 Rotary Club speeches, and it was just driving me crazy, so someone said, 'Why don't you charge money?'"

– Lewis Grizzard.

24." There is no such thing as being too Southern."                  

 – Lewis Grizzard.    

25."A lot of people won’t listen to old men. A lot of people are stupid."

– Lewis Grizzard.

26."Elvis is dead and I don't feel good for myself."

– Lewis Grizzard.

Lewis Grizzard Quotations About Traditions and Marriage

Discover Lewis Grizzard quotes on traditions and marriages here.

Sadly, Lewis Grizzard had three unhappy marriages that ended with divorce. He had no children from these first three marriages, but adopted the daughter of his fourth wife. Here are some Lewis Grizzard quotes about marriage. These humorist quotes might make you laugh.

27."Instead of getting married again, I'm going to find a woman I don't like and give her a house."

– Lewis Grizzard.

28."When my love comes back from the ladies' room, will I be too old to care?"

– Lewis Grizzard.

29. "'Life,' he  wrote, 'I do love  that word.'"

– Lewis Grizzard.

30."I was raised to think women had babies, stayed at home, and men worked. By the time I got ready to do it, I thought I had all the answers. Only somebody had changed the questions."

– Lewis Grizzard.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for 30 Lewis Grizzard quotes on life, food, and football, then why not take a look at these [Jerry Seinfeld quotes] or Tina Fey quotes to find more great quotes?


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