Complete this quote!

How would you complete this quote?

dr_seuss_final“You have brains in your head, you have…”




During the nineties, there was a radio programme called The Hedgeburners on Triple M, Melbourne, Australia, . During this show there was a segment called, “Stick your end in!”, where listeners were invited to complete unfinished quotes. For example, they would play a segment from the film, Dirty Harry:

“You gotta ask yourself one question…”

and then listeners would call up and fill in the ending with something of their own creation such as

                                                                         “…Am I shooting blanks?”

One week I actually won the competition. The quote was from a lymerick:

“There once was a lady from Venus…”

and I called up with the ending:

                                                                    “…Whose body was shaped like a Stradivarius,
                                                                      The harder we played,
                                                                      The better sound we made,
                                                                     My gosh you should have seen us.”

Inspired by this memory, I have decided to start Neuroanthropology’s own, “COMPLETE THIS QUOTE!”
This week’s quote is inspired by Dr Seuss from his 1990 book, “Oh the places you’ll go!”

So, Ladies and Gentleman, how would you finish the following phrase:

dr_seuss_final“You have brains in your head, you have…”

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Paul Mason

I am a biomedically trained social anthropologist interested in biological and cultural diversity.

25 thoughts on “Complete this quote!

  1. You have brains in your head, you have…rye in your bread,
    you’ve got to go to work, but you play instead,
    chomping on your sandwich,
    humming in the wrong pitch,
    you can’t go to sleep because there are fleas in your bed.

    1. You have brains in your head, you have brains on your plate,
      just add some mustard sauce and I’ll bet they taste great!

  2. You have brains in your head! this is the matter at hand. You have manuals and capital and are ahead full of brains.


    You have brains in your head, but tis not conclusive. you have brains in your head… a matter both grey and elusive.

  3. You have brains in you r head, you have feet in your shoes. You can steer your self in any direction you choose.

    This is a wonderful book about being in charge of your future. More adults should try to understand its wisdom.

  4. You have brains in your head, you have holes in your mind…
    Is it the beginning of madness? Will your ideas be misaligned?

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