Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsSayings
IN THE NEWS

Sayings

FEATURED ARTICLES
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 1992 | TONY PERRY
Is there anything more uplifting/enlightening than the epiphanic compression of the Great Sayings? Such as: "Who rises from prayer a better woman, her prayer is answered." "She who laughs last, laughs best." "Women don't make passes/At men who are asses." "As flies to wanton girls, are we to the goddesses." You say you don't remember them quite like that? Then, dear child, you haven't read "Ms.
ARTICLES BY DATE
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 2014 | Thomas Curwen
After the vigil, the remembrances, the tales of heroism recounted, what remains is the sorrow. On a blustery, bright morning in El Monte, the friends and family of Adrian Castro came together at the Church of the Nativity to say goodbye to the 19-year-old, who died earlier this month in a traffic accident in Northern California. "We are gathered today in grief and sadness for our brother, Adrian," said Father Beto Villalobos. Adrian, a senior at El Monte High School, had joined other students for a spring tour of Humboldt State University when their charter bus was struck by a FedEx truck on Interstate 5 north of Sacramento.
Advertisement
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 1989 | JOHN DART, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
A leading biblical scholar says the oldest sources for the Jesus movement in the Holy Land portray Jesus as a teacher of divine wisdom--not as a foreboding figure with titles of divinity himself. "Jesus the apocalyptic prophet has given way to Jesus the sage," said James M. Robinson of Claremont Graduate School, who claims that scholarship on the historical Jesus is in the throes of a major shift. Divine titles such as "Christ/Messiah," "Son of God" and "Son of Man" abound in the New Testament and are integral to Christianity's understanding of its savior.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 2014 | By Adolfo Flores and Bettina Boxall
An audio recording said to be of Clippers team owner Donald Sterling making racist statements is authentic, and a woman named V. Stiviano did not release it to any news outlets, her attorney said in an e-mail Sunday to the Los Angeles Times. The 15-minute recording is part of a one-hour conversation between Sterling and his client, V. Stiviano, attorney Mac Nehoray said in the e-mail. Nehoray, of the Calabasas-based Nehoray Legal Group, is representing Stiviano in a civil lawsuit brought against her by Sterling's wife, Rochelle.
MAGAZINE
August 16, 1987 | JACK SMITH
Most of the precepts we live by are folk sayings, anonymous in origin, of doubtful veracity and suspiciously simplistic. There are thousands of them, in every language. They guide us; they restrain us; they reassure us; they instruct and rebuke us. They may be found by the dozen in any dictionary of quotations. They are identified as an "old saying" or an "old German saying" or an "old Yiddish saying." Those that occur in one language are often found almost intact in other languages.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 2009 | Steve Harvey
One recent morning, an employee of Ganahl Lumber in Anaheim walked out to his car and found a tea bag and a handwritten note under his windshield. Imprinted on the bag were several thoughts for the day offered by the tea company. The note read, "Give this to the person who puts the sayings on your reader board." The employee dutifully passed along the note to administrative assistant Lorraine Uribe, who has been posting daily witticisms on the company's Ball Road marquee for 11 years.
NEWS
June 27, 1993 | THERESA HUMPHREY, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Ken McIlvain chuckled at the motorist rubbernecking to read the latest message on the fire house marquee: "Wife: I got a dog for my husband. I thought it was a good trade." The saying was the latest of hundreds of catchy phrases McIlvain has put up over the years on the Bridgeville Volunteer Fire Co. marquee.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 5, 2009
I think you should put "greeting cards with sound" in your "Overrated" column. What ever happened to pithy sayings and heartfelt notes? Eric Christianson Fullerton
ENTERTAINMENT
April 28, 2010 | By Jori Finkel, Los Angeles Times
Bellhops with luggage carts walked right by. So did teenage girls in tank tops. But a stylish thirtysomething businessman in the lobby of the Standard Hotel downtown couldn't take his eyes off the words. While talking on his cellphone, he stared at a 25-foot-tall, stainless steel LED tower that delivered from floor to ceiling a stream of one-liners, such as "Symbols are more meaningful than things themselves" and "Survival of the fittest applies to men and animals." The businessman might have recognized the LED tower as one of Jenny Holzer's signature artworks, featuring the "truisms" and other sayings that have made her famous.
BOOKS
March 5, 1989
The Endpapers column on flipped-over sayings, "The Proverbial Wisdom of Richard Poor" (Book Review, Feb. 5) was certainly thought-provoking. I found myself mentally wandering around picking up old saws and re-examining them. Many of the more explosive flipovers have already become hackneyed e.g. "Time wounds all heels!" Some sayings would have no effervescence if the flipover were not contained in the saying itself, as in "Winners never quit: Quitters never win!" or "It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog!"
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 2014 | By a Los Angeles Times staff writer
A mother with reported emotional problems fatally stabbed her 7-month-old son at a Bay Area park on Saturday, police said. East Bay Regional Park District Police Chief Timothy Anderson told the San Jose Mercury News that the mother, who was not identified, had depression.  Police discovered a car abandoned at  Del Valle Regional Park on Saturday morning. Rangers began searching and found the woman on a trail holding her lifeless baby. "This kind of thing rarely happens in our jurisdiction," Anderson told the newspaper.
SPORTS
April 27, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
OAKLAND - Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson said Sunday the National Basketball Players Assn. wants the NBA to bar Clippers owner Donald Sterling from playoff games the rest of this season and impose the maximum penalty allowed under league bylaws if racist remarks purportedly made by Sterling can be verified as his. Johnson, who is assisting the players union in its response to the controversy surrounding Sterling, said the players have asked for...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 2014 | By Seema Mehta
Gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari, who is trailing badly in the polls, said Sunday that former President George W. Bush, 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney and other Republican leaders are aiding his campaign. "A lot of people nationally have been helping," he told reporters after speaking to a Republican women's convention in Orange. "[Former Florida Gov.] Jeb Bush has been helping, [former Indiana Gov.] Mitch Daniels has given a lot of advice on economy policy. "President Bush has been very helpful and made calls and opened doors," Kashkari said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 2014 | By Stephen Ceasar
As a boy, Patrick Manyika looked up and watched packages of corn and canned fish fall from the sky. An airplane streamed overhead, dropping supplies to the hundreds of refugees living in isolation in the rolling hills and forests of northeast Rwanda. The relief packages read "USAID" - it was the first word he would learn to read. Manyika lived as a child in exile on the land of a national park, survived the Rwandan genocide as a teenager and eventually made his way to a private university in Southern California.
BUSINESS
April 27, 2014 | By Hugo Martin
Florida-based Spirit Airlines has topped another unflattering ranking. A few weeks ago the U.S. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund analyzed complaint rates among passengers over the last five years. The ultra-low-cost carrier came out on top of that list. Spirit now ranks at the top again - for the rudest flight attendants. A survey of 3,400 people by the travel website Airfarewatchdog found that 26% said Spirit has the rudest flight attendants. Air Canada came in second with 14%, followed by Frontier Airlines with 11% and Virgin America with 9%. Southwest Airlines was at the bottom of the list, with only 1%. The service given by flight attendants may reflect how they are treated by airlines, according to a flight attendants union.
BUSINESS
April 27, 2014 | By Hugo Martin
Airline mergers have put more than 70% of the nation's domestic traffic in the hands of four major carriers. But low-cost airlines still have some influence over airfares. A new study shows that when an airline such as JetBlue, Spirit, Frontier, Alaska and Southwest launches service on an existing domestic route, the average price from all carriers drops as much as 67%. It's good news for travelers, but aviation experts say most popular routes are still dominated by the four biggest carriers - United, Delta, Southwest and the soon-to-be-merged American Airlines and US Airways.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 1994
Re: "Two Views of What Jesus Really Said" (Book review, Jan. 8): The Times reported that biblical scholars have determined that Jesus Christ didn't utter most of the sayings ascribed to him in the Bible. The crass arrogance of these so-called scholars to contend that they know what Jesus said and what he didn't is beyond description. CARL BLUME Laguna Niguel
NEWS
February 13, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
"Dig Me" is out and "Fax Me" is in. The New England Confectionery Co., which makes the small candy hearts bearing short Valentine's Day messages, has phased out a 1960s counterculture come-on in favor of a 1990s high-tech one. "Dig Me" joins other discarded sayings such as "Cha-Cha" and "Why Not."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 2014 | By David Zahniser
This post has been updated, as indicated in the notes below. A recording said to be of Clippers team owner Donald J. Sterling making racist remarks was met with swift condemnation from Los Angeles city leaders and prompted a call for the city to formally denounce him. Mayor Eric Garcetti said through a spokesman Saturday that he condemns the "statements and sentiments" attributed to Sterling. Councilman Bernard C. Parks, who represents a portion of South Los Angeles, went further, saying the council should take a formal position denouncing the remarks and demanding action from the NBA. [Updated at 4:07 p.m. PDT, April 26, 2014: Garcetti issued further remarks: "These statements are offensive and despicable and have no place in Los Angeles.
SPORTS
April 26, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver told reporters in Memphis, Tenn., on Saturday evening that racist remarks allegedly made by Clippers owner Donald Sterling were “truly offensive and disturbing” and said the league intended to conduct an investigation into the recording's authenticity that would “move extraordinarily quickly,” possibly concluding in the next few days. Silver would not comment on possible repercussions for Sterling should the league be satisfied it was his voice on the recording.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|