Pranksters Quotes

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Justin Bieber
“You know me...I can't resist a good prank”
Justin Bieber, First Step 2 Forever

Dave Eggers
“Thank you," he says.
"Thank who?"
"I don't know. You?"
"No, not me. Jesus."
"Thank you, Jesus?"
"Yes, Toph, Jesus died for your Christmas fun.”
Dave Eggers, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

T.S. Eliot
“Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer were a very notorious couple of cats.
As knockabout clowns, quick-change comedians,
Tight-rope walkers and acrobats
They had an extensive reputation.
When the family assembled for Sunday dinner,
With their minds made up that they wouldn’t get thinner
On Argentine joint, potatoes and greens,
And the cook would appear from behind the scenes
And say in a voice that was broken with sorrow
"I'm afraid you must wait and have dinner tomorrow!
For the joint has gone from the oven like that!"
Then the family would say: "It's that horrible cat!
It was Mungojerrie – or Rumpleteazer!" -
And most of the time they left it at that.

Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer had a wonderful way of working together.
And some of the time you would say it was luck
And some of the time you would say it was weather.
They would go through the house like a hurricane,
And no sober person could take his oath
Was it Mungojerrie – or Rumpleteazer?
Or could you have sworn that it mightn't be both?

And when you heard a dining room smash
Or up from the pantry there came a loud crash
Or down from the library came a loud ping
From a vase which was commonly said to be Ming
Then the family would say: "Now which was which cat?
It was Mungojerrie! And Rumpleteazer!"
And there's nothing at all to be done about that!”
T.S. Eliot, Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

Roald Dahl
“Hey, my spaghetti’s moving!” cried Mr. Twit, poking around in it with his fork.
“It’s a new kind,” Mrs. Twit said, taking a mouthful from her own plate which of course had no worms. “It’s called Squiggly Spaghetti. It’s delicious. Eat it up while it’s nice and hot.”
Roald Dahl, The Twits

Karl Wiggins
“The Wrong Planet tribe are the pranksters, the court jesters, the comedians, the Bohemians, the flower children, the nomads and vagrants, the free spirits. Without these the world would be full of humans who are little more than robots.”
Karl Wiggins, Wrong Planet - Searching for your Tribe

Karl Wiggins
“Keith Moon had no off-switch and there was no way of controlling him.”
Karl Wiggins, Wrong Planet - Searching for your Tribe

Karl Wiggins
“Think of Keith Moon next time you hear of a modern-day rock star tipping his bed over in a hotel room, or you watch some of these prankster programmes on the telly. It’s all been done before.”
Karl Wiggins, Wrong Planet - Searching for your Tribe

“Your jokes aren't even funny. What is this thing, anyway?'
'That's the beauty of it!' Oliver crows. 'It's nothing‒just some piece of junk from he supply closet. But you're freaking out because it could be anything.'
'Which it isn't,' I remind him.
'Exactly! The nothing becomes something because of how you react to it!”
Gordon Korman, The Superteacher Project

Sterling Lord
“The Beats and the Pranksters showed us different ways of opting out of society. They were both the personification of countercultural movements. The Beats were trying to change literature, and the Pranksters were trying to change the people and the country. Kesey, in fact, was his own cultural revolution, striving to keep the upbeat, freedom-loving spirit of America alive.”
Sterling Lord, Lord of Publishing: A Memoir

“An anonymous prank is one of the most efficacious ways to enforce discipline. A prank performed with appropriate finesse avoids a direct confrontation and the resulting laughter elicited from a prank informs the offender that their actions are unacceptable. The utilitarian aim of laughter is group improvement. A practical joke must avoid verging on cruelty.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Stewart Stafford
“I'm not a fan of April Fools' Day. I can take a joke; I just don't want to BE the joke.”
Stewart Stafford

Viv Albertine
“Things get a bit out of hand at Caroline's. No one eats anything, someone pisses in the pot plants and the turkey is stuffed, arse up, down the toilet. I didn’t see who did it, but it was obviously the silly English boys, the Americans would never do anything like that, they’re much more respectful.”
Viv Albertine, Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys