About Gary Lavergne
A SNIPER IN THE TOWER
BAD BOY FROM ROSEBUD
WORSE THAN DEATH
This is a page of quotes. Some by Gary and others he wishes he had said or will
Lavergne on a former boss who wore too much make-up and perfume...
“Every time she walked into a room flies fell dead to the
Lavergne on attending meetings...
“I'd rather pull out my teeth, one at a time, with tweezers..."
Henry David Thoreau, when informed that a
telegraph now enabled Maine to communicate instantaneously with Texas...
“[But] Maine and Texas, it may be, have nothing to
Wilson Carey McWilliams, Rutgers University
Professor of Political Science and Gary's former teacher, on technology...
“Technology and skill create a demand for their own use, and
can easily define rather than serve human purposes.”
Mark Twain on exercise...
"I take my only exercise acting as pallbearer at the funerals of my friends who
Patrick Deneen and Joseph Romance in Friends
“Technology... affords the
illusion of progress and advancement that in turn contributes to dangerous
confidence... the potential for human cruelty always remains, but that the
absence of the restraints of older institutions and the ease of technology
magnify the results of that cruelty.”
Wilson Carey McWilliams on civility...
“Civility does not require that I
adopt your manners, your creed, or your costume. It does require the empathic
effort to understand you and your ways as you understand them yourself.
Civility, like equality, is the sameness of spirit that does not require us to
deny our differences. In fact, when civility is strongest, we can argue with
some heat... only diplomats are always polite; a political society requires some
V. Shelby Stanfield, Registrar of The
University of Texas, on stupidity...
"It is better to be ignorant than stupid
because you can do something about ignorance. But if you are stupid you better
Ernest Hemingway on Writing...
"The first draft of anything is shit."
Nolan Lavergne, Gary's dad and the Chief of Police of Church Point,
Louisiana, exerting discipline...
"Boy, you better straighten up before I
take out your eyes and look at your brain to see what's wrong with you."
Bruce Walker, Vice Provost of The University of Texas, on when to stay
quiet during a meeting...
"Now, Gary, this is not that important.
Don't make yourself famous over this."
Nolan Lavergne's advice to his first-time, freshman son leaving for
"Boy, there are a lot of girls over there
who'll do almost anything you ask them to do and you gonna have a lot of fun.
But when it comes time to get married be sure to pick a girl who says her
The wisdom of Michael Corleone...
"Don't hate your enemies: It affects your
The only thing ANYONE ever said to Gary Lavergne that left him
"You know, Gary, when you're on parole
and you been on Death Row, it's hard to find a date." Kenneth Allen McDuff,
Serial Killer, September 7, 1996 from a cage on Death Row.
Gary Lavergne describing an annoying cyber-stalker...
"He's like herpes--he's forever."
Kinky Friedman on golf...
"The only good balls I ever hit was when
I stepped on a rake."
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