You may have got in trouble for using other people’s words at school, but in the world of the guestbook, dropping a quote or two can be instant joy. And best of all the other guests will think that you’re the sort of A Grade fellow who can quote clever stuff on demand, they’ll never know you had it written on a cue card. Here’s some of our favourites.
“I love being married. It’s so great to find one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.”– Rita Rudner
“To laugh often and love much… to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to give one’s self… this is to have succeeded.”– Ralph Waldo Emerson
“A happy marriage has in it all the pleasures of friendships, all the enjoyment of sense and reason – and indeed all the sweets of life.”– Joseph Addison
“Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of joy, you must have somebody to divide it with.”– Mark Twain
“Love is a snowmobile racing across the tundra and then suddenly it flips over, pinning you underneath. At night, the ice weasels come.”– Matt Groening
Read what all the other guests have written beforehand and simply parrot a few of the phrases that everyone else has used. Try not to include things like, “You’re the most beautiful daughter a father could hope for”, or “You’ll always be my special little boy.”