Where is this quote from?


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Okay... so my brother-in-law is trying to figure out where one of his favorite quotes originated... or at least where he may have come across it first. He believes he first saw it in an issue of Dragon magazine. Thanks for the help!

Quote:
"Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup"


Oscar Wilde?

Scarab Sages

It certainly did appear in a cartoon in the back of Dragon, and appears to be a variation on a quote from Marcel Marceau.

Wikiquote wrote:

He's garnered honorary degrees from prestigious universities across America. He's had three wives, four children, survived the Holocaust, joined the Resistance and marched in Patton's army. All this, and he has a wickedly weird and original sense of humor. "Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards," Marceau once said, "for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup."

Even when you don't quite get it, Marceau makes you think twice.

Leslie Crawford in "Brilliant Careers - Marcel Marceau" at Salon.com (27 July 1999)

which in its turn, seems to be a variation on a quote from Fellowship of The Ring;

Wikiquote wrote:

Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger.

Gildor


I thought mimes didn't say nothin.


I made that up, 5 years before I was born.

Scarab Sages

Spanky the Leprechaun wrote:
I thought mimes didn't say nothin.

Except in Mel Brooks' films?


Yeah, but Frankenstein monster talked too....

Scarab Sages

...and sang.
And danced.


I remember the quote before 99, I believe it came from a satire of Lord of the Rings called Bored of the Rings

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