Retired Bloke quote


“Retirement: It’s nice to get out of the rat race, but you have to learn to get along with less cheese.”

Gene Perret, comedy writer


Why he refused to play golf

#Retired Bloke Quote

“A decision of the courts decided that the game of golf may be played on Sunday, not being  a game within the view of the law, but being a form of moral effort.”

Stephen Leacock 1869-1944

Canadian humorist

Over the Footlights (1923) ‘Why I Refuse to Play Golf’

What is taste and fashion?

#Retired Bloke Quote

“The same costume will be

Indecent … 10 years before its time

Shameless … 5 years before its time

Outre … 1 year before its time


Dowdy … 1 year after its time

Hideous … 10 years after its time

Ridiculous … 20 years after its time

Amusing … 30 years after its time

Quaint … 50 years after its time

Charming … 70 years after its time

Romantic … 100 years after its time

Beautiful … 150 years after its time”

James Laver 1899-1975

British fashion writer

Taste and Fashion (1937)

What fanatics turn into

#RetiredBloke quote

“Just as every conviction begins as a whim so does every emancipator serve his apprenticeship as a crank. A fanatic is a great leader who is just entering the room.”

Heywood Brown 1888-1939

American journalist

New York World February 1928