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Jackie "Moms" Mabley
(1894-1975) born on
Mar 19
US comedienne. She was noted for her "dirty old lady" comedy routine; starred in "Amazing Grace," 1974.
         
   
F
The teenagers ain't all bad. I love 'ern if nobody else does. There ain't nothin' wrong with young people. Jus' quit lyin' to 'ern.

R
Love is like playing checkers. You have to know which man to move.
A
Life is like a game of poker: If you don't put any in the pot, there won't be any to take out.
N
There ain't nothin' an ol' man can do but bring me a message from a young one.
K
A woman's a woman until the day she dies, but a man's only a man as long as he can.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Newsday," 6 Apr 1967.
R: Interview, in "Black Stars, May 1973.
A: In "The Forbes Book of Business Quotations," by Ted Goodman, 1997.
N: In "And I Quote," by Ashton Applewhite, 1992.
K: In "An Uncommon Scold," by Abby Adams, 1989.
   


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