Parade Quotes

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Margaret Cho
“I was like, Am I gay? Am I straight? And I realized...I'm just slutty. Where's my parade?”
Margaret Cho

Morgan Matson
“And she kept following the truck, like we were a very small parade, waving and waving, until Frank took the curve in the road and then she was gone.”
Morgan Matson, Since You've Been Gone

Dean Koontz
“There's always a parade, Howie. When it's something you can't ever join but only watch, then it's a parade”
Dean Koontz, Darkness Under the Sun

“[The main road was] now teeming with people carrying torches, pitchforks, and rakes, and one very confused man who apparently had mistaken the mob for a parade and was marching around with a Swedish flag.”
Cuthbert Soup, Another Whole Nother Story

Cassandra Clare
“You're raining on my parade."
"It's a pretty wet parade already, if you hadn't noticed.”
Cassandra Clare, City of Ashes

Rebecca Solnit
“A procession is a participants' journey, while a parade is a performance with an audience.”
Rebecca Solnit, Wanderlust: A History of Walking

Robert Ardrey
“There is a virtue, I must presume, in shamelessness, since by placing on parade the things one does not know, one discovers that no one else knows either.”
Robert Ardrey, The Territorial Imperative: A Personal Inquiry Into the Animal Origins of Property and Nations

Josh Stern
“When people try to rain on your parade,...pee on theirs”
Josh Stern, And That's Why I'm Single: What Good Is Having A Lucky Horseshoe Up Your Butt When The Horse Is Still Attached?

Anthony Ryan
“What do you think the world is if not just an endless parade of madness? To make war is madness. To seek power is madness." She laughed louder, throwing her arms wide. "And madness is glorious!”
Anthony Ryan, Queen of Fire

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Showing off is more ridiculous in instances where the thing that is being shown off was bought on credit.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Kamil Ali

A 'Special Day' once a year creates an excuse for neglect on the other 365 days for mothers, fathers & veterans”
Kamil Ali, Profound Vers-A-Tales

Enock Maregesi
“Katika nyuma geuka ya gwaride, wa kwanza anakuwa wa mwisho, wa mwisho anakuwa wa kwanza. Geuka, ukifika mwisho wa njia. Huo ndiyo mwanzo wa njia nyingine.”
Enock Maregesi

Hunter Murphy
“The wild notes of tuba and trumpet and trombone rattled and hummed through the trees. In the first group of musicians, there were kids as young as fourteen playing the tuba and one kid who probably couldn’t drive banging a bass drum. They stomped together in rhythm to the music. Two ladies had dressed up in what looked like princess outfits. They wore white gloves and socks with tassels.”
Hunter Murphy, Imogene in New Orleans

Christina Engela
“The simple truth of the matter is that people who complain about a peaceful parade which lasts at best one hour in a particular place - ONCE in a whole year - do so out of hatred and intolerance. it isn't just the parade, it is seeing gay and trans people in public - and gay and trans people BEING gay and trans in public. And that is the root of the problem - they HATE gay and trans people.”
Christina Engela, Black Sunrise

Dave Barry
“What happened was, they put me and my co-marshal, author Ridley Pearson, into an antique fire truck along with Daisy Duck and Clarabelle the Cow. I have nothing against either of these veteran Disney characters, but let's be honest, their careers are not currently sizzling, especially in the case of Clarabelle, who hasn't had a hit cartoon since roughly the Civil War.”
Dave Barry, I'll Mature When I'm Dead: Dave Barry's Amazing Tales of Adulthood

Eudora Welty
“It is not for nothing that an ominous feeling often attaches itself to a procession. In films and stories we see spectacles forming in the street and parades coming from around the corner, and we know to greet then with distrust and apprehension: their intent is still to be revealed.”
Eudora Welty, On Writing

Shūichi Yoshida
“I hate that word."
"What word?"
"Truth. I don't feel any truth in it.”
Shūichi Yoshida, PARADE

Curtis Tyrone Jones
“Sometimes we rain on our own parade just by failing to rein in our emotions.”
Curtis Tyrone Jones

Will Rogers
“There is two things that tickle the fancy of our citizens, one is let him act on a committee, and the other is promise him to let him walk in a parade. What America needs is to get more mileage out of our parades.”
Will Rogers
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Shūichi Yoshida
“It was tough coming to the realization that I wasn’t interested in anything, though realizing it didn’t mean I could then immediately find something to engage my interest. I tried to think of something. Maybe I could study a foreign language or study abroad in Rome or somewhere? Or, more realistically, grab some guy I knew and have a destination wedding abroad. But everything I could think of was based on how envious it would make people, not on any genuine interest I might have.”
Shūichi Yoshida, PARADE

“If you want people to parade your organization, aspire to have increase”
Sunday Adelaja

“May all of you who stay behind, wake up and see that life’s a lie,
May all of you breathing today, come to join our tribe of peace!
To all who seek the breath of life, wake up today and see the truth.
To all of you who fear Azrael, why fear the one setting us free?
May all of you who think I’m dead, come see my face in the parade.”

Vincent Okay Nwachukwu
“You may complain that rain has stained your plans but you cannot restrain the rain; rain is water and water is life. None appreciates rainbow and sunshine better than he on whose parade it has rained.”
Vincent Okay Nwachukwu, Weighty 'n' Worthy African Proverbs - Volume 1

“You know it's Thanksgiving Day in America,
When families are sitting in their living room watching Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on television.”
Charmaine J. Forde

Mary Jane Clark
“Magazine Street was a sea of green. Piper reveled in the pleasure and satisfaction of having finished the scene in her first feature film as she made her way through the crowds and watched the floats decorated by New Orleans marching clubs. The float riders threw carrots, potatoes, moon pies, and beads to the onlookers gathered on the sidewalk. Pets joined in the festivities as well, sporting leprechaun attire and green-tinted fur.
Under a bright sun and a clear blue sky, families and friends were gathered for the opportunity to celebrate one of the biggest street parties of the year. Some set up ladders along the parade route, climbing atop for the best views. Others scaled trees and found perches among the branches.
"Hey, mister, throw me something!" yelled a man next to Piper.
Waving hands rose in the air as a head of cabbage came hurtling from the float. Everyone in the crowd lunged for it. The person who snagged it was roundly congratulated for the catch.
"What's with the cabbage?" Piper asked the man standing next to her.
"They aren't supposed to throw them, just hand them out. Somebody could get hurt by one of those things." The man shrugged. "But the tradition is to cook them for dinner on St. Patrick's Day night.”
Mary Jane Clark, That Old Black Magic

Patrick R.F. Blakley
“The wind announces itself through my open bedroom window. Sheet music is blown face down onto my floor, but the birds outside sing it from memory. Accompanying them are four steady-sounding knocks on my door, very evenly spaced, about mezzo-piano, my mom must be practicing drums too.
"Let's leave now, so we get a good view for the parade," my mom adds lyrics through the closed door.”
Patrick R.F. Blakley, Drummond: Learning to find himself in the music