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Entry from March 27, 2019
“A positive attitude and a sense of humor go together like biscuits and gravy”

"A positive attitude and a sense of humor go together like biscuits and gravy” (or “We go together like biscuits and gravy") has been printed on many images. Biscuits and gravy are served together on many dishes, especially in the American South.

“THEY SAW IT, TOO—Boys and a circus go together like biscuits and gravy” was printed in the Austin (TX) Statesman on April 18, 1950. “Cottontail rabbits and beagles go together like biscuits and gravy, as far as ken Tubbesing is concerned” was printed in the Wichita (KS) Eagle and Beacon on January 14, 1979. “The combination of those two things didn’t exactly go together like biscuits and gravy” was printed in the Indianapolis (IN) Star on November 27, 1983.

American singer, songwriter and actress Dolly Parton said in Guideposts Magazine in July 2004:

“But I’ve always felt that my greatest gift is my positive attitude and sense of humor—they go together like biscuits and gravy. It’s like the Bible says, ‘A merry heart doeth good like medicine.’”

“A positive attitude and a sense of humor go together like biscuits and gravy” is usually how Parton’s quotation is presented, especially as printed on images.

“RT @GetOffMy_Nick my lady, my baby, we go together like biscuits and gravy” was posted on Twitter by “with two l’$” on December 20, 2011. “Soo dorky but cutegrin ‘ we go together like biscuits and gravy’ # loveit” was posted on Twitter by Kayla Huskins on December 19, 2011. “@Kae30Ranae I love my girlfriend soooooooo much <33333333 we go together like biscuits and gravy" was posted on Twitter by BrennenP#nottheboss on January 20, 2012.

“We go together like Corona and lime” is another popular food/drink combination. “We go together like cocaine and waffles” is a jocular saying that is somewhat similar.


Wikipedia: Dolly Parton
Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, actress, author, businesswoman, and philanthropist, known primarily for her work in country music. After achieving success as a songwriter for others, Parton made her album debut in 1967 with Hello, I’m Dolly. With steady success during the remainder of the 1960s (both as a solo artist and with a series of duet albums with Porter Wagoner), her sales and chart peak came during the 1970s and continued into the 1980s

18 April 1950, Austin (TX) Statesman, pg. 14, col. 4 photo caption:
THEY SAW IT, TOO—Boys and a circus go together like biscuits and gravy.

14 January 1979, Wichita (KS) Eagle and Beacon, “Cottontail Rabbits, Beagles Go Together” by Jim Reid, pg. 10G, col. 1:
Cottontail rabbits and beagles go together like biscuits and gravy, as far as ken Tubbesing is concerned.

27 November 1983, Indianapolis (IN) Star, “Bulls’ Theus sacrificing scoring” by David Benner, pg. 7D, col. 1:
The combination of those two things didn’t exactly go together like biscuits and gravy.

Google Books
Scenes and Monologues for Young Actors
Edited by Kent R. Brown
Woodstock, IL: Dramatic Publishing Co.
2000
Pg. 44:
ARLIE. We go together like biscuits and gravy, black-eyed peas and New Year’s Day.

23 June 2004, Business Wire (New York, NY), “Dolly Parton: ‘5 Reasons I Love My Life’ in Her Own Words… in July’s Guideposts Magazine; Stories by Dolly Parton and Phil Mickelson are just two of the inspirational features in July Guideposts magazine”:
The July 2004 issue of Guideposts magazine features Dolly Parton’s cover story about 5 things that can make life joyous for just about anyone - and she’s proof they’ve worked for her. Dolly knows her greatest blessing is simply being a happy person. She’s the first to say that a positive attitude and sense of humor go together like biscuits and gravy. Dolly, who’s a Guideposts reader too, shares with other readers how friends and family, work, laughter, prayer, and love add up to a joyful life.

27 July 2004, Northwest Herald (Woodstock, IL), pg. 7E, col. 2:
The July issue of Guideposts magazine features Dolly Parton’s cover story about five things that can make life joyous for just about everyone. She’s proof they’ve worked for her. Dolly said her greatest blessing is simply being a happy person. She’s the first to say that a positive attitude and a sense of humor go together like biscuits and gravy.

Google Books
The Best of Guideposts:
A collection of stories from America’s favorite magazine

Nashville, TN: Ideals Publications
2005
Pg. 140:
(Spoken by Dolly Parton.—ed.)
But I’ve always felt that my greatest gift is my positive attitude and sense of humor — they go together like biscuits and gravy. It’s like the Bible says, “A merry heart doeth good like medicine.”

Twitter
David Whales
@mechadaveo
We go together like biscuits and sea horses.
8:01 PM - 17 Dec 2008

Twitter
Danny Wood
@dannywood__
Dear London. I know that you missed me. We go together like biscuits and a cup of tea…
6:56 AM - 9 Jul 2010

Twitter
Becky
@ParanormalBecky
We go together like biscuits and butter <3
11:31 AM - 9 Oct 2011

Twitter
with two l’$
@_AyeeRodd_
RT @GetOffMy_Nick my lady, my baby, we go together like biscuits and gravy
9:42 AM - 10 Dec 2011

Twitter
Kayla Huskins
@airforcekbj
Soo dorky but cutegrin “ we go together like biscuits and gravy” # loveit
11:09 PM - 19 Dec 2011 from Erwin, TN

Twitter
BrennenP#nottheboss
@PorterBrennen
@Kae30Ranae I love my girlfriend soooooooo much <33333333 we go together like biscuits and gravy
10:26 PM - 20 Jan 2012

Twitter
Troy S Perry
@usmale1982
Oh Friday!! We go together like biscuits and gravy. Bring it!!
6:57 AM - 17 Feb 2012

Google Books
Five Minutes For France
By Bronwyn Wilson
Bloomington, IN: Inspiring Voices
2014
Pg. 215:
(Spoken by Dolly Parton—ed.)
“But I’ve always felt that my greatest gift is my positive attitude and sense of humor—they go together like biscuits and gravy. It’s like the Bible says, ‘A merry heart doeth good like medicine.’

Twitter
Katharine
@Chikat128
A #positive #attitude and a sense of #humor go #together like #biscuits and #gravy #DollyParton https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/531377970/a-positive-attitude-and-a-sense-of-humor?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=PageTools&utm_campaign=Share&utm_term=so.lp.d.v2 … via @Etsy
1:57 AM - 20 Jul 2017

Twitter
Kono’s Restaurant
@KonosRestaurant
We go together like biscuits and gravy. Visit award winning Kono’s today!
5:00 PM - 4 Mar 2019

YourTango
25 Positive Attitude Quotes To Share With Your Partner When He Feels Down
Alexis George
March 14, 2019
(...)
15. The perfect couple.
“A positive attitude and a sense of humor go together like biscuits and gravy.” — Unknown

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