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Re: Sometimes a cigar...

Posted by Brian from Shawnee on January 09, 2004

In Reply to: Re: Sometimes a cigar... posted by masakim on January 09, 2004

: : : Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

: : : I am away from my library and a coworker just asked me if Freud really said that. Anyone know?

: : And a woman is only a woman, but a good Cigar is a Smoke.
: : From The Betrothed by Rudyard Kipling

: In _Nice Guys Finish Seventh_ , Ralph Keyes attributes it to Sigmund Freud.
: I can't find it in any of his books.

"Nice Guys Finish Seventh", huh? Great. The other day I e-mailed William Safire and told him Leo Durocher never said that and that Safire's book was wrong. Now some guy writes a book with that title.

I am going into my attic tonight and dig out Durocher's book. I swear when I read it as a kid Durocher straightened out that whole thing and he didn't say "...finish seventh". I will post the page number and everything (or a mea culpa).