||In addition to drawing, Frank
had a lifelong love affair with the written word. He was an avid collector of quotes
by other people, as well as an author of countless quotes, puns and humorous writings
Frank was a keen observer of life, an attribute which became the foundation for much of his writing. In addition to appearing in his Monday Time's column, his quotes were published nationally in the Saturday Evening Post, Reader's Digest and Forbes magazine, as well as in numerous quotation anthologies such as the Forbes Book of Business Quotations which featured over 50 of Frank's observations on life.
Some of Frank's work was also published in other forms including advertisements and motivational posters. There is even a reference to one of his quotes in a "Dear Abby" column.
One of Frank's best known quotes appeared in a May 1969 issue of Editor and Publisher:
"Who's that fellow with face so
appear in numerous
this one by Forbes
|A Tyger Sampler -
Quotes and Puns
The best diet advice is: "No thyself"
A look at their domes makes it obvious that as men grow older they become hard of hairing.
There is no greater loan than a sympathetic ear.
In every triumph there's a lot of try.
Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.
Oil spills are the grime of the century.
Modesty is the triumph of mind over flattery.
The most important thing to do in solving a problem is to begin.
Goodwill cannot be purchased, it must be earned.
Be optimistic: It's the best droop therapy.
Do patients in an acupuncturist's office wait on pins and needles?
In times of emergency, always say nothing doing to doing nothing.
Rent is dollars for quarters.
Most political speeches are unbelieveabull.
Are winter temperatures measured with a brrrometer?
Can cutting the grass be called lawndering?
Junk is the stuff we throw away. Stuff is the junk we keep.
A sense of humor cushions the potholes on the road of life.
Russian Actor: State trouper
Sailing ships: Mast transit
Apathy: Vigor mortis
Maturity: Acting your age instead of your urge
Mountain climbing: scalesmanship
Bachelor: A laddy in waiting
College classroom: Scholarshop
Noah's ark: Barn voyage
Massage: A basic human knead
Pessimist: Nope addict
of the Times
For over 10 years, Frank wrote a widely read column that appeared on page 2 of the Monday paper. The column provided a link between the Trenton community and charitable organizations and their events, activities for the family, publicity for small businesses that needed a helping hand, his quotes, quotes from other people and an occasional movie review.
Every column ended with the following upbeat quote that summarized Frank's outlook on life:
"May today be the start of a wonderful week for you."
Humorist at Work
Anyone who knows Frank is familiar with the felt-tipped markers always in his shirt pocket. If he saw something or heard an interesting comment that could be the basis for a future quote or included in his column, out would come the marker and a folded paper or index card to make notes.
While not as glitzy as today's Palm Pilot or Blackberry, Frank's low-tech approach for keeping notes is just as effective as shown by how much he wrote!
In addition to his editorial work for the published paper, Frank also edited the monthly Times employee newsletter - Times Topics. The newsletter featured stories about employees, their families and professional accomplishments, pictorial essays on social activities such as staff picnics or bowling outings and a humorous look at events around the paper.
One of the popular columns featured "The Curious
Cameraman", a.k.a. staff photographer Martin D'Arcy, who would ask staffers questions
such as, "We all know the disadvantages of old age, but what, if any, are the
advantages?" or "If necessity is the mother of invention - what needs to be
References to Frank's Quotes
Besides newspapers and magazines, Frank's quotes were reprinted in other formats including a car advertisement for Infinity and employee motivational posters.
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and failure have much in common that is good.
Both mean you're trying.
- Frank Tyger