Valentine Excuses

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Excuses why men forget a gift on Valentine’s Day

•  The florist couldn’t find your house. Did you move?

•  I sent a candygram. Someone must have eaten it.

•  The Hallmark store was closed, and I didn’t want to send less than the best.

•  I sent an e-mail card. You never got it? AOL must have messed up again!

•  I left a voice message to meet me for dinner. Where were you?

•  I didn’t know you liked jewelry.

•  I thought Saint Valentine’s Day was a Catholic holy day.

•  Your mailman must have been shot in a post office massacre.

•  I thought we would do something different this year.

•  I thought it would mean I was making a commitment.

•  Chocolates will be cheaper on February 15th.

•  You didn’t remind me.

Excuse My Dust - Dorothy Parker

Never ruin an apology with an excuse. - Benjamin Franklin

Ambitious people don't make excuses. - Unknown

I will not equivocate, I will not excuse. - William Lloyd Garrison

Valentine's Day is the poet's holiday. - Ted Kooser

Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts. - Edward R. Murrow

It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one. - George Washington

Excuses interest no one except the competition. - Unknown

No, that wasn't a factor. We had no excuses. - Paul Harvey

Excuses are easy to manufacture and hard to sell. - Chinese Proverb

He everywhere sought excuses for stirring up war. - Livy

History will never accept difficulties as an excuse. - John F Kennedy

Ignorance of the law excuses no man from practicing it. - Addison Mizner

Temptation is a woman's weapon and man's excuse. - H L Mencken

Put all excuses aside and remember this: you are capable. - Zig Ziglar

I claim there ain't another Saint as great as Valentine. - Ogden Nash

Valentine hearts beat more passionately than everyday hearts. - Unknown

Some people use their own hurt as an excuse for hurting others. - Roland Merullo

Valentine's Day is like Armistice Day - you declare a truce. - Milton Berle

Without Valentine's Day, February would be... well, January. - Jim Gaffigan

I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse. - Florence Nightingale

We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse. - Rudyard Kipling

He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else. - Benjamin Franklin

Leadership is taking responsibility while others are making excuses. - John C Maxwell

Old age at least gives me an excuse for not being very good at things. - Thomas Sowell

If you don't want to do something, one excuse is as good as another. - Yiddish Saying

Today is Valentine's Day - or, as men like to call it, Extortion Day. - Jay Leno

Valentine's day without your love is like a year without the Internet. - Santosh Kalwar

Valentine's Day is the day when you remember that Cupid was a lousy shot. - Milton Berle

She was nice to him on Valentine's Day. She gave him a heart-shaped rash. - Milton Berle

Working with Julie Andrews is like getting hit over the head with a valentine. - Christopher Plummer

I'm like the kid in kindergarten; I really do send valentines to everyone. - Susie Bright

When my wife asked me to start a garden the first thing I dug up was an excuse. - Henny Youngman

We are so scared of being judged that we look for every excuse to procrastinate. - Erica Jong

All my wife wanted for Valentine's Day was a little card - American Express. - Milton Berle

Oh, if it be to choose and call thee mine, love, thou art every day my Valentine! - Thomas Hood

If my Valentine you won't be,
I'll hang myself on your Christmas tree. - Ernest Hemingway

To the romantic soul, the rituals of Valentine's Day echo every day of the year. - Richelle E. Goodrich

I'm a night owl for sure. I was born at 1 A.M., and that's the excuse I use. - Karla Souza

On Valentine's Day, I wired flowers for my mother-in-law, but she found the fuse. - Milton Berle

Sometimes I wish I had a terrible childhood, so that at least I'd have an excuse. - Jimmy Fallon

Never make excuses. Your friends don't need them and your foes won't believe them. - John Wooden

A man who wants to do something will find a way; a man who doesn't will find an excuse. - Stephen Dolley Jr.

Valentine's Day - a nice holiday because it's the first day of the rest of your wife. - Milton Berle

The only thing that can break a piece of Valentine candy is another piece of Valentine candy. - Milton Berle

Valentine's Day money-saving tip: Break up on February 13th, get back together on the 15th. - David Letterman

I love Valentine's Day! I love it, I love it, I love it. I like having doors opened for me. - Ginnifer Goodwin

What's the good of being a genius if you can't use it as an excuse for being unemployed? - Gerald Barzan

Being in a band you can wear whatever you want - it's like an excuse for Halloween every day. - Gwen Stefani

The truly free man is the one who will turn down an invitation to dinner without giving an excuse. - Jules Renard

One of the most important tasks of a manager is to eliminate his people's excuses for failure. - Robert Townsend

My wife is a real Puritan. She thinks licking the stamp on the envelope of a Valentine is foreplay. - Milton Berle

Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself. - Henry Ward Beecher

Failure is God's way of saying, "Excuse me, you're moving in the wrong direction." - Oprah

Why buy flowers for Valentine's Day? Just go to a cemetery and collect a dozen off a few graves. - Jarod Kintz

The thing about Valentine's day is that people discover who are single and who to feel jealous of. - Faye Morgan

The comfort zone takes our greatest aspirations and turns them into excuses for not bothering to aspire. - Peter McWilliams

In our own case we accept excuses too easily; in other people's, we do not accept them easily enough. - C S Lewis

The worst excuse you could ever come up for not turning in homework is that you have no one to copy it from. - Unknown

Silence speaks so much louder than screaming tantrums. Never give anyone an excuse to say that you're crazy. - Taylor Swift

Valentine's Day: Rubbing singles' noses in their lack of a mate and the noses of couples in their lack of time. - Emma McLaughlin

I like to do things for my wife on Valentine's Day. I open the door for her when she puts laundry in the washing machine. - Milton Berle

My son really has the spirit of Valentine's Day. When he was in college, he used to send his mother a heart-shaped box of laundry. - Milton Berle

This Valentine's Day rent a poem for your loved. They come in three sizes - small, medium, and romantic. Free refills available to Premium Members. - Jarod Kintz

My wife sent me a Valentine card that said, "Take my heart, take my lips, take my soul." That's just like her. She kept the good parts for herself. - Milton Berle

Religions that teach brotherly love have been used as an excuse for persecution, and our profoundest scientific insight is made into a means of mass destruction. - Bertrand Russell

Non-Muslims in Saudi Arabia can only celebrate Valentine's Day behind closed doors. Apparently, this has led to a huge black market for flowers and wrapping paper. - John Niven

Hollywood wanted to change my birthdate. I was born after Valentine's Day, so they wanted to change it to February 14. A Latin lover should be born on Valentine's Day. I said no. - Cesar Romero

I don't understand why Cupid was chosen to represent Valentine's Day. When I think about romance, the last thing on my mind is a short, chubby toddler coming at me with a weapon. - Unknown

Valentine's Day is when stores and restaurants get rich, men get lucky, and women fill their pretty faces with chocolate and put up with their man for six seconds at the end of the night. - Unknown

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