Sunday, March 09, 2008

Heard Around The House

"Give me an occupation or I shall go mad!"

This is Cornflower's new favorite saying. (Virtual dark chocolate to anyone who guesses what movie it is from.) This quote goes well with one of her old favorite original lines: "But, Mommy, I haven't got any thoughts!"

Update: Queen Shenaynay guessed-- it was Colonel Brandon from Sense and Sensibility. And the more accurate quote, as she pointed out, is, "Give me an occupation or I shall run mad!" It seems Cornflower had it right originally, but then her sisters corrected her incorrectly.


queen shenaynay said...

Well, if it were "Give me an occupation or I shall run mad," then it would be Colonel Brandon in Sense & Sensibility.


A favorite line in our world, as well.

Did you ever wonder why Colonel is pronounced "kernel"?

Katie said...

Yes, thank you. Ours is the seven-year-old-child version, I suppose. ;o)

I wonder about the Colonel/kernel thing quite a lot, actually.

Katie said...

Well, I have to make a correction. The kids informed me that Cornflower was originally saying "I shall run mad," but her two older sisters convinced her that one cannot run mad, but must *go* mad. Evidently she was paying closer attention to the movie than they.