Quote(s) of the Wink
Sayings of the Reverend Edgar Ambrose Willis,
First Secretary of the English Tiddlywinks Association, 1958.
(From Fleas, November
1978, by Fred Shapiro)
- "Life takes on a new prospect when one holds a squidger
in one's hand."
- "The progress of Civilization will depend in no small
measure upon the spread of this most noble sport."
- "We look to tiddlywinks to get us back to the primeval
simplicity of life." (London Observer Saying of the Year)
- The Cambridge Tiddlywinks University Tiddlywinks Club,
"alone of all Societies in the British Isles, stands between Civilisation and the
threat of Atomic Destruction."
- "Tiddlywinks develops delicacy of touch; corrects color
blindness; is a soothing influence on the nerves; and is conducive to restful sleep."
- "1958 [when the English Tiddlywinks Association was
founded]--destined in future generations to be a date which will share with 1066 as one
- "Tiddlywinks is an exacting pastime. It taxes every fiber
of the brain and exercises every muscle of the body."