The Top Ten Lois & Clark-ified Sayings

By Lynn S. M. [ (Replace _at_with@)]

Rated G

Submitted July, 2010

Summary: Words for superheroes (and others) to live by ...

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The following list just goes to show that everything from a children’s taunt to a couple of Shakespeare’s most famous quotes can be adapted to the L&C universe.


10) Young Clark: Sticks and stones may break my Oh, never mind!

9) On Superman’s travels: A journey of a thousand miles takes about a second.

8a) Teenaged Clark, on learning to travel Super-style: If at first you don’t succeed, fly, fly again.

8b) Martha, on cooking: If at first you don’t succeed, fry, fry again.

8c) Cat, on flirting: If at first you don’t succeed, ply, ply again.

8d) Tempus: If at first you don’t succeed, go back in time, stupid!

7) Clark, on using his costume to help differentiate himself from his alter ego: Clothing makes the Superman.

6) What’s in a name? Kal-El by any other name would be as strong.

5) Tempus, the narcissist: The best thing in life is me.

4) Tempus, on defeating Herbert: All’s well that ends Wells.

3) Jimmy, on rescuing his girlfriend: A Penny saved is a Penny earned.

2) Lex, during the middle of one of his schemes: If you can’t stand the heat, get Superman out of Metropolis!

1) H.G. Wells: A stitch in time saves Utopia.