quote by Rodney Dangerfield

I told my wife the truth. I told her I was seeing a psychiatrist. Then she told me the truth: that she was seeing a psychiatrist, two plumbers, and a bartender.

— Rodney Dangerfield

Successful Plumber quotations

My mothers dad dropped out of the eighth grade to work.

He had to. By the time he was 30, he was a master electrician, plumber, carpenter, mason, mechanic. That guy was, to me, a magician. Anything that was broken, he could fix. Anybody anywhere in our community knew that if there was a problem, Carl was there to fix it.

Writer's block? I've never heard of a plumber complain about plumber's block.

If I waited for inspiration every time I sat down to write a song I probably would be a plumber today.

There are two kinds of truth; the truth that lights the way and the truth that warms the heart. The first of these is science, and the second is art. Without art science would be as useless as a pair of high forceps in the hands of a plumber. Without science art would become a crude mess of folklore and emotional quackery.


While the authority of the doctor or plumber is never questioned, everyone deems himself a good judge and an adequate arbiter of what a work of art should be and how it should be done.

In Cleveland there is legislation moving forward to ban people from wearing pants that fit too low. However, there is lots of opposition from the plumber' union.

Oh sure, its fine when a monkey does it.

But when I throw barrels at an Italian plumber, they call it a hate crime!

If Michael Jordan was a damn plumber, he couldn't get a date. Any guy got $500 million looks good.

Would people applaud me if I was a good plumber?


Playing music has always felt very natural.

You know, you do try to do other things, and you do learn lessons that way, but, eventually - well... if your dad is a plumber, you become a plumber. It's the family business, and I felt like I was taking over the family business.

Every actor is somewhat mad, or else he'd be a plumber or a bookkeeper or a salesman.

I used to practice piano for hours, and now, with a synthesizer, you can input the music and the machine perfects the song. That's why we have so many people in the music business who should be plumbers. They don't really understand music because they haven't been trained.

I recommend my students not to be professional unless they really have to be.

I tell them, 'If you love music, sell Hoovers or be a plumber. Do something useful with your life.'

If you're just going to meet consumer or clients' demands, you might as well be a plumber - the work will be more frequently available.


There's no greater bliss in life than when the plumber eventually comes to unblock your drains. No writer can give that sort of pleasure.

A real man don't call the plumbers. If he gonna call himself a man, he needs to know how to fix it, on the spot

I believe that women and girls today have to partner in a powerful way with men - with their fathers, with their sons, with their brothers, with the plumbers, the road builders, the caregivers, the doctors, the lawyers, with our president and with all beings.

A plumber is an adventurer who traces leaky pipes to their source.

When you have a sense of calling, whether it's to be a musician, soloist, artist, in one of the technical fields, or a plumber, there is something deep and enriching when you realize it isn't just a casual choice, it's a divine calling. It's not limited to vocational Christian service by any means.


My mom was a waitress, and my dad was a plumber who worked for the City of San Clemente fixing mains breaks, so not too glamorous.

Thanksgiving Day - Let all give humble, hearty, and sincere thanks, now, but the turkeys. In the island of Fiji they do not use turkeys, they use plumbers. It does not become you and me to sneer at Fiji.

Ninety percent of my best friends back home are plumbers, electricians, builders, or landscapers. Most of our dads worked in trades.

Not only is there no God, but try finding a plumber on Sunday.

Western doctors are like poor plumbers.

They treat a splashing tub by cleaning up the water. These plumbers are extremely apt at drying up the water, constantly inventing new, expensive, and refined methods of drying up water. Somebody should teach them how to close the tap.


Art is too popular. If plumbing was as popular as art is we would have amateur plumbers running around brandishing wrenches and Roto-Rooters, climbing in and out of sewers and writing gibberish about pipe systems. And none of our our toilets would work.

If I would be a young man again and had to decide how to make my living, I would not try to become a scientist or scholar or teacher. I would rather choose to be a plumber or a peddler in hope to find that modest degree of independence still available under present circumstances.

Leaving out the gamblers, the burglars, and the plumbers, perhaps we do put our trust in God after a fashion. But, after all, it is an overstatement. If the cholera or black plague should come to these shores, perhaps the bulk of the nation would pray to be delivered from it, but the rest would put their trust in The Health Board.

If I had it [life] to do all over again, I'd have been a plumber.

It's important for all people, and not just people in bands, to speak out on social justice issues. That means journalists or plumbers have just as much of a responsibility to do that as artists.


I did not come from an academic background.

My father was a smart man, but he had a fifth-grade education. He and all his friends were plumbers. They were all born around 1905 in great poverty in New York City and had to go to work when they were 12 or 13 years old.

The plumber he says, never flush a tampon. This is great information, cost me half a weeks pay.

I've always argued that it is just as desirable, just as possible, to have philosopher plumbers as philosopher kings.

An excellent plumber is infinitely more admirable than an incompetent philosopher.

Politics and prostitution have to be the only jobs where inexperience is considered a virtue. In what other profession would you brag about not knowing stuff? “I’m not one of those fancy Harvard heart surgeons. I’m just an unlicensed plumber with a dream and I’d like to cut your chest open.” The crowd cheers.

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