18 Important Things It Took Me 60 Years to Learn

Quotes are very interesting and educational especially when they come from great people and authors. One of those authors is for sure Dave Barry, a winner of the highest award, the Pulitzer.

Barry is a well-known American author and humorist, but by what most people recognize him is his humorous quotes about things he has learned in his life.

Dave Barry was a journalist and in 1971, he started working as a general-assignment reporter for the Daily Local News in West Chester, Pennsylvania. His journalist career was marked by a released column in the Miami Herald in the period of 1983 to 2005.

He published his non-fiction book The Taming of the Screw in 1983, and more came after this one. His highest acknowledgment of being an author was the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary that he won in 1988. The selecting council praised his ability “for his consistently effective use of humor as a device for presenting fresh insights into serious concerns.”

His literature pieces were presented on the big screen in 2011, his novel Big Trouble was adapted to a film. The stars in the film were Rene Russo, Patrick Warburton, and Tim Allen, with a cameo by Barry, but it was deleted in post-production.

As we mentioned before his fans liked his quotes a lot, so they made compilation of his quotes from his 1997 titled “25 Things I Have Learned in 50 Years”. The quotes came from his book Dave Barry Turns 50, and from his other articles and columns.

This compilation was published 20 years ago, and all his quotes are with such wisdom that is still true today. If you have not encountered a quote of Dave Berry, read the ones that we have chosen for you. If you have read them, read them again and enjoy their true meanings.

19 Quotes of Dave Barry about Life

Quote 1The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion, economic status, or ethnic background, is that deep down inside we all believe that we are above-average drivers.

Quote 2 –A sense of humor is a measurement of the extent to which we realize that we are trapped in a world almost totally devoid of reason. Laughter is how we express the anxiety we feel at this knowledge.

This quote will be highly appreciated by the ladies:

Quote 3Guys are simple… Women are not simple and they always assume that men must be just as complicated as they are, only way more mysterious. The whole point is guys are not thinking much. They are just what they appear to be. Tragically.

Quote 4 –Thought for the day: Men are like fine wine. They start out as grapes, and it’s up to women to stomp on them until they turn into something acceptable to have dinner with.

Something about life:

Quote 5 There’s nothing wrong with enjoying looking at the surface of the ocean itself, except that when you finally see what goes on underwater, you realize that you’ve been missing the whole point of the ocean. Staying on the surface all the time is like going to the circus and staring at the outside of the tent.

Quote 6Never be afraid to try something new. Remember that a lone amateur built the Ark. A large group of professionals built the Titanic.

Quote 7If you had to identify in one word the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be “meetings.”

Quote 8 –Light overcomes darkness. A tiny match can illuminate the darkest room. As long as there is some light somewhere in the universe, [darkness] can be defeated.

Quote 9 – You will never find anybody who can give you a clear and compelling reason why we observe daylight savings time.

Quote 10Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance.

Quote 11 – You should not confuse your career with your life.

Quote 12 – There comes a time when you should stop expecting other people to make a big deal about your birthday. That time is age 11.

Quote 13 –Don’t emphasize money if you don’t have much; be happy.

Quote 14 –The most destructive force in the universe is gossip.

Quote 15 – When trouble arises and things look bad, there is always one individual who perceives a solution and is willing to take command. Very often, that individual is crazy.

Quote 16 – Never under any circumstances take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.

Quote 17 – A person who is nice to you but rude to the waiter is not a nice person. (This is very important. Pay attention. Never fails.)

Quote 18 – People who want to share their religious views with you almost never want you to share yo1urs with them.

We hope you enjoyed our selected quotes of Dave Berry!